Experimental Surface and Nanomaterials Physics (CINF)


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.

Back-Illuminated Si Photocathode: a combined experimental and theoretical study for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

D. Bae, T. Pedersen, B. Seger, M. Malizia, A. Kuznetsov, O. Hansen, I. Chorkendorff and P.C.K. Vesborg


Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 650-660



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