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.

Optimizing Ni-Fe-Ga alloys into Ni2FeGa for the hydrogenation of CO2 into methanol

 

Thomas E. L. Smitshuysen, Monia R. Nielsen, Tim Pruessmann, Anna Zimina, Thomas L. Sheppard, Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, Ib Chorkendorff, Christian D. Damsgaard

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.