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.

Strategies for stable water

Strategies for stable water splitting via protected photoelectrodes

Dowon Bae, Brian Seger, Peter Vesborg, Ole Hansen, Ib Chorkendorff

 

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017 March 1
DOI: 10.1039/c6cs00918b     

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.