Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eleonora Hendrika Gertruda Mezger-Backus
T: +43-1-4277-52440
Summer term 2020
270015 VO Physical Chemistry III - Physical Chemistry of condensed materials (macromolecular chemistry, structural chemistry) and mixtures) and statistical thermodynamics
270105 PR Bachelor Laboratory Course C - Physical Chemistry and Materials Chemistry
270219 VO Physical Chemistry I - (Introduction)
Summer term 2019
270015 VO Physical Chemistry III - Physical Chemistry of condensed materials (macromolecular chemistry, structural chemistry) and mixtures) and statistical thermodynamics
270219 VO Physical Chemistry I - (Introduction)


Seki, T., Sun, S., Zhong, K., Yu, C-C., Machel, K., Dreier, L. B., ... Nagata, Y. (2019). Unveiling Heterogeneity of Interfacial Water through the Water Bending Mode. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 10(21), 6936-6941. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02748



Dreier, L. B., Liu, Z., Narita, A., van Zadel, M-J., Muellen, K., Tielrooij, K-J., ... Bonn, M. (2019). Surface-Specific Spectroscopy of Water at a Potentiostatically Controlled Supported Graphene Monolayer. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123(39), 24031-24038. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05844


Sun, S., Tang, F., Imoto, S., Moberg, D. R., Ohto, T., Paesani, F., ... Nagata, Y. (2019). Comment on "Orientational Distribution of Free O-H Groups of Interfacial Water is Exponential" Reply. Physical Review Letters, 123(9), [099602]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.099602

Wank, V., Cyran, J. D., Bonn, M., & Backus, E. H. G. (2019). Effect of pH on pyruvic acid at the air/liquid interface and in bulk. Poster session presented at Bunsentagung 2019 - 118th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, Jena, Germany.

Ober, P., Schäfer, J., Prädel, L., Hunger, J., Backus, E. H. G., & Bonn, M. (2019). Ion-specific effects on the electrical double layer at the silica-water interface studied by vibrational SFG spectroscopy. Poster session presented at Bunsentagung 2019 - 118th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, Jena, Germany.

Lukas, M., Kunert , A. T., Fröhlich-Nowoisky , J., Abdelmonem, A., Pöschl, U., Bonn, M., & Backus, E. H. G. (2019). Molecular Water Interaction of Ice-nucleating Microorganisms. Poster session presented at Bunsentagung 2019 - 118th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, Jena, Germany.

Machel , K., Backus, E. H. G., Bonn, M., & Lu , H. (2019). Probing peptide interaction on biomembranes with SFG. Poster session presented at Bunsentagung 2019 - 118th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, Jena, Germany.

Sudera , P., Bonn, M., Sosso , G., & Backus, E. H. G. (2019). SFG on Ice-Nucleating agent Cholesterol. Poster session presented at Bunsentagung 2019 - 118th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, Jena, Germany.

Deiseroth , M., Bonn, M., & Backus, E. H. G. (2019). Tuning Interfacial Water Structure with Mica. Poster session presented at Bunsentagung 2019 - 118th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, Jena, Germany.


Backus, E. H. G., Abdelmonem, A., & Bonn, M. (2019). Heterogeneous ice nucleation at charged interfaces. Poster session presented at European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019 , Vienna, Austria.





Physical Chemistry at the University of Vienna – Recent Research Highlights

Peter Lieberzeit (Invited speaker), Eleonora Hendrika Gertruda Mezger-Backus (Contributor), Wolfgang Kautek (Contributor)
24 Sep 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


A spectroscopic view on water at charged solid interfaces

Ellen H. G. Backus (Invited speaker)
2 Sep 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Ultrafast SFG Study towards Water Splitting on TiO2

Ellen H. G. Backus (Invited speaker)
16 Jul 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Structure and dynamics of interfacial salty water

Ellen H. G. Backus (Invited speaker)
8 Jul 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Ultrafast SFG Study towards Water Splitting on TiO2

Ellen H. G. Backus (Invited speaker)
23 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


A spectroscopic view on water at solid-liquid interfaces - from ice nucleation to water splitting

Ellen H. G. Backus (Invited speaker)
5 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Elucidating how trace gases interact with ice surfaces

Jenee D. Cyran (Speaker), Ellen H. G. Backus (Contributor), Marc-Jan van Zadel (Contributor), Mischa Bonn (Contributor)
30 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


A molecular view of water at the SiO2 and TiO2 interface

Ellen H. G. Backus (Invited speaker)
13 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


A molecular view of water at the SiO2 and TiO2 interface disturbed by flow and photons

Ellen H. G. Backus (Invited speaker)
9 Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Interfacial water reorientation after UV irradiation of TiO2

Shumei Sun (Speaker), Saman Hosseinpour (Contributor), Simon Schlegel (Contributor), Mischa Bonn (Contributor), Ellen H. G. Backus (Contributor)
31 Mar 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


A molecular view of soft matter at interfaces

Ellen H. G. Backus (Invited speaker)
17 Mar 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Proton release at the TiO2-water interface

Eleonora Hendrika Gertruda Mezger-Backus (Invited speaker)
3 Dec 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Proton release at the TiO2-water interface

Eleonora Hendrika Gertruda Mezger-Backus (Invited speaker)
26 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Vibrational dynamics at the solid-liquid interface

Eleonora Hendrika Gertruda Mezger-Backus (Invited speaker)
26 Oct 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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