Experimental Surface and Nanomaterials Physics (CINF)

STM

Center for Individual Nanoparticle Functionality

The main objective of the Danish National Research Foundation's Center for Individual Nanoparticle Functionality (CINF) at DTU is to explore and understand the fundamental relations between surface morphology and reactivity on the nanometer scale.

Quantification of Zinc Atoms in a Surface Alloy on Copper in an Industrial-Type Methanol Synthesis Catalyst
Quantification of Zinc Atoms in a Surface Alloy on Copper in an Industrial-Type Methanol Synthesis Catalyst

Sebastian Kuld, Christian Conradsen, Poul Georg Moses, Ib Chorkendorff, and Jens Sehested

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE - INTERNATIONAL EDITION, Volume 53, Issue 23 (2014), Pages 5941-5945

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

Magnetic nanoparticles

This activity focuses on the properties of individual magnetic nanoparticles and ensembles of nanoparticles with potential applications for new magnet designs