Surface Physics & Catalysis (SurfCat)

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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.

Sulfide perovskites

Sulfide perovskites for solar energy conversion applications: computational screening and synthesis of the selected compound LaYS3

Korina Kuhar, Andrea Crovetto, Mohnish Pandey, Kristian S. Thygesen, Brian Seger, Peter C. K. Vesborg, Ole Hansen, Ib Chorkendorff and Karsten W. Jacobsen

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.