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.


Tuning the activity of Pt alloy electrocatalysts by means of the lanthanide contraction 

María Escudero-Escribano, Paolo Malacrida, Martin H. Hansen, Ulrik G. Vej-Hansen, Amado Velázquez-Palenzuela, Vladimir Tripkovic, Jakob Schiøtz, Jan Rossmeisl, Ifan E. L. Stephens, Ib Chorkendorff

Science 01 Apr 2016: Vol. 352, Issue 6281, pp. 73-76

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.