Research areas


The main research areas of Prof. Schleid and his group are the synthesis and structure determination of inorganic solid-state compounds mostly with rare-earth metals. Furthermore structure-property relationships are investigated.




  1. Synthesis and structure determination
  • Rare-earth metal nitride chalcogenides and halides
  • Rare-earth metal compounds with complex chalcogeno (oxo-, thio-, seleno-, telluro-) anions (borates, silicates, phosphates, tantalates, etc.) and their cationic and anionic derivatives
  • Rare-earth metal oxoarsenates, -selenates, and tellurates in different oxidation states (As(III), As(V), Se(IV), Se(VI), Te(IV), Te(VI)) with focus on the investigation of the structural influences of stereochemically active "lone-pairs"
  • Coinage metal derivatives of reare-earth metal chalcogenides and pnictides
  • Derivatives of deca- and dodecaborates with different metal cations and ligands
  • Synthesis and structural characterization of octahedral molecular sieves (OMS), based on mangenes dioxide from high-energetic precursors (project A2 in the collaborative research centres 706 "Selective Catalytic Oxidation of C-H Bonds with Molecular Oxygen" of the DFG, 2005-2009)
  • New materials with iron-pnictide layers (DFG Priority Programme 1458 "High Temperature Superconductivity in Iron Pnictides")
  • New materials on the base of lithium iron phosphate (industry project with BK Giulini)
  1. Untersuchungen von Struktur-Eigenschaftsbeziehungen
  • Investigations of the luminescence behaviour of doped rare-earth metal compounds, mainly in combination with complex oxoanions (e. g. silicates, molybdates) and their derivatives, as well as in fluorides and their anionic derivatives.
  • Magnetic investigations of selected rare-earth metal compounds
  • Investigations of pressure- and temperature-induced phase transitions
  • Superconductivity investigations of materials containing iron-pnictide layers (DFG Priority Programme 1458 "High Temperature Superconductivity in Iron Pnictides")
  • Investigations towards inoic conductivity of lithium iron phosphates (industry project with BK Giulini) as well as of compounds containing coinage metals