Olga Sambalova

Olga Sambalova

Development of membrane-based X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for in-situ analysis of heterogeneous solar water splitting catalysis. (PhD student Dr. Borgschulte)

Phone: +41 58 765 4046


Research topic

I develop accessible membrane-based ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, aiming to adapt it for analysis of systems in aqueous environment. The goal is to develop the set-up for operando analysis of heterogeneous solar water splitting devices.

Recent Publications

King, J., Zhang, L., Doszczeczko, S., Sambalova, O., Luo, H., Rohman, F., Phillips, O., Borgschulte, A., Hirscher, M., Addicoat, M. and Szilágyi, P. Á. (2020). How to functionalise metal–organic frameworks to enable guest nanocluster embedment, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8(9): 4889–4897.
Sambalova, O., Billeter, E., Mann, J., Miyayama, T., Burnat, D., Heel, A., Bleiner, D. and Borgschulte, A. (2020). Hard and soft X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for selective probing of surface and bulk chemical compositions in a perovskite-type Ni catalyst, Surface and Interface Analysis, 52(12): 811–817.
Sambalova, O., Billeter, E., Yildirim, O., Sterzi, A., Bleiner, D. and Borgschulte, A. (2021). Magnetic field enhancement of electrochemical hydrogen evolution reaction probed by magneto-optics, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46(5): 3346–3353.
Sambalova, O. and Borgschulte, A. (2018). Membrane concept for environmental surface science, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 742: 518–523.
Terreni, J., Billeter, E., Sambalova, O., Liu, X., Trottmann, M., Sterzi, A., Geerlings, H., Trtik, P., Kaestner, A. and Borgschulte, A. (2020). Hydrogen in methanol catalysts by neutron imaging, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
Terreni, J., Sambalova, O., Borgschulte, A., Rudić, S., Parker, S. F. and Ramirez-Cuesta, A. J. (2020). Volatile Hydrogen Intermediates of CO2 Methanation by Inelastic Neutron Scattering, Catalysts, 10(4): 433.
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