Roberta Totani

Roberta Totani, Dr

Growth and characterization of MoS2 monolayers on Sb2Se3 single crystals for photocatalysis

(PostDoc Prof. Osterwalder)

totani@physik.uzh.ch

Research Topic

I deal with the realization and characterization of efficient, earth-abundant and cheap catalysts for photocatalytic water splitting. Their electronic and chemical properties, their structure and their stability in ultra-high vacuum and in more realistic in-operando conditions are investigated in the perspective of a possible implementation for solar-to hydrogen conversion.

Selected publications

R. Totani, C. Méthivier, H. Cruguel, C. M. Pradier, V. Humblot, Deciphering the adsorption mechanisms of RGD subunits: aspartic acid on Cu(110), J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 15842−15850.

R. Totani, J. Lüder, M. de Simone, I. Bidermane, T. Zhang, C. Grazioli, M. Coreno, B. Brena, L. Lozzi, C. Puglia, Electronic structure investigation of biphenylene films, J. Chem. Phys. 2017, 146, 054705.