Surface Physics & Catalysis (SurfCat)


Surface Physics & Catalysis

The main objective of SurfCat is to investigate the fundamental relation of surfaces reactivity and activity with perspctive of developing new and more efficient catalysts.

Combining theory and experiment in electrocatalysis: Insights into materials design

Zhi Wei Seh, Jakob Kibsgaard, Colin Dickens, Ib Chorkendorff, Jens K. Nørskov, Thomas F. Jaramillo

Science  13 January 2017:
Vol. 355 Issue 6321
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad4998     

Development of catalysts for electrochemical reactions where the electrode acts as a heterogeneous catalyst – particularly of interest for sustainable energy conversion

Focuses on gaining fundamental understanding of catalysis and catalytic processes and applying the knowledge for exploring novel catalytic materials

The ’Dream-device’: Tandem device performing overall water splitting under sunlight

"Dream device" for water splitting:  A high-bandgap semiconductor and a low-bandgap semiconductor work in conjunction (using both the blue and red light respectively) making a 2-photon tandem unit to efficiently split water into hydrogen and oxygen

Fundamental research in the catalytic behavior of mass-selected nanoparticles – with a special focus on catalyzing sustainable fuel production.