The key objectives of the SCRiPTS group, Sol-gel Centre for Research on Inorganic Powders and Thin films Synthesis, within the Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science of Ghent University can be described by 'controlled synthesis and surface chemistry of metal oxide nanoparticles and mesoporous materials' and 'chemical-solution-based coating development'. (Isabel [dot] VanDriessche [at] UGent [dot] be (Prof. I Van Driessche) - Klaartje [dot] DeBuysser [at] UGent [dot] be (Prof. K De Buysser)). 

Three research themes can be distinguished:

  • Controlled synthesis and characterization of metal oxide nanocrystals
  • Filling the gap between nanocrystals synthesis and their application by studying its surface chemistry
  • Chemical solution deposition of functional coatings via ink jet printing

With these research themes and equipment facilities, the SCRiPTS group has the intention to provide a broad view to students and researchers in the development of ceramic nanocrystals, mesoporous materials and coatings towards its application. Here, we envisage applications in superconductivity, batteries, catalysis, sensors, etc. with the coorporation of specific companies.


New publications

Chemistry of Materials - Stabilization of Colloidal Ti, Zr, and Hf Oxide Nanocrystals by Protonated Tri-n-octylphosphine Oxide (TOPO) and Its Decomposition Products - K. De Keukeleere, ... Jonathan De Roo - November 2017

Journal of Chemistry ADiscovery of a novel, large pore phase in a bimetallic Al/V metal-organic framework - H. Depauw... K. De Buysser et al. - October 2017

Scientific reports - NatureEnhanced flux pinning in YBCO multilayer films with BCO nanodots and segmented BZO nanorods - M. Malmivirti, H. Rijckaert et al. - September 2017

Other publications


Dr. Jonathan De Roo won the Umicore Materials Technology PhD Award and the Scientific prize McKinsey and Company for his PhD work.

Dr. Jonathan Watté won the best oral presentation at the 2017 Sol-Gel conference in Liège.

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