Monika M Biener

Staff Scientist
Materials Science Division
Phone: +19254246157


  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Universitat Bremen, Germany, 2005
  • M.S., Physics, Universitat Bayreuth, Germany, 1996

Research Interests

Research in the area of surface science, particularly as it relates to catalysis, nanostructured materials, and nanoporous metals.

Selected Publications

  1. Wai-Leung, Y., T. Nowitzki, M. Necke, H. Schnars, P. Nickut, J. Biener, M. M. Biener, V. Zielasek, K. Al-Shamery, T. Kluener, M. Baeumer, "Universal phenomena of CO adsorption on gold surfaces with low-coordinated sites," J. Chem. Phys., in press.
  2. Zielasek, V., B. Jurgens, C. Schulz, J. Biener, M. M. Biener, A. V. Hamza, and M. Bäumer, Angew. "A new gold catalyst: nanoporous gold foams," Chem. Intl. Ed., in press.
  3. Quek, S. Y., M. M. Biener, J. Biener, J. Bhattacharjee, C. M. Friend, U. V. Waghmare, and E. Kaxiras, "Rich coordination chemistry of Au adatoms in gold sulfide monolayer on Au(111)," J. Phys. Chem. B 110 15663 (2006).
  4. Biener, J., M. M. Biener, T. Nowitzki, A. V. Hamza, C. M. Friend, V. Zielasek, and M. Bäumer, "On the role of oxygen in stabilizing undercoordinated Au atoms," Chem. Phys. Chem. 7 1906 (2006).
  5. BienerM. M., J. Biener, and C. F. Friend, "Enhanced transient reactivity of an O-sputtered Au(111) surface," Surf. Sci. Lett. 590 L259 (2005).
  6. BienerM. M., J. Biener, R. Schalek, and C. M. Friend, "Surface Alloying of Immiscible Metals: Mo on Au(111) studied by STM," Surf. Sci.. 594 221 (2005).
  7. BienerM. M., J. Biener, and C. M. Friend, "Revisiting the S-Au(111) interaction: Static or dynamic?" Langmuir 21 1668 (2005).
  8. BienerM. M., J. Biener, and C. M. Friend, "Novel synthesis of two-dimensional TiS2 nanocrystallites on Au(111)," J. Chem. Phys. 122 034706 (2005).
  9. Biener, J. E. Farfan-Arribas, M. M. Biener, C. M. Friend, and R. J. Madix, "Synthesis of TiO2 Nanoparticles on the Au(111) Surface," J. Chem. Phys. 123 94705 (2005).
  10. Min, B. K., A. R. Alemozafar, M. M. Biener, J. Biener, and C. M. Friend, "Reaction of Au(111) with sulfur and oxygen: Scanning tunneling microscopic study," Topics in Catalysis 36 77 (2005).
  11. Quek, S. Y., M. M. Biener, J. Biener, C. M. Friend, E. Kaxiras, "Tuning electronic properties of novel metal oxide nanocrystals using interface interactions: MoO3 monolayers on Au(111)," Surf. Sci. 577 L71 (2005).
  12. BienerM. M., J. Biener, R. Schalek, and C. M. Friend, "Growth of nanocrystalline MoO3 on Au(111) studied by in situ scanning tunneling microscopy," J. Chem. Phys. 121 12010 (2004).
  13. BienerM. M., and C. M. Friend, "Heteroepitaxial growth of novel MoO3 nanostructures on Au(111)," Surface Science 559(2-3) L173-L179 (2004).