Welcome to the Catalysis and Surface Chemistry group

The research aim of the Surface Chemistry and Catalysis group is to probe and understand chemical reactions on well-defined, mostly single crystalline, surfaces at the molecular level. The group combines state-of-the-art experimental setups to study surface catalytic reactions using a variety of spectroscopic techniques, both at the metal-uhv and metal-liquid interface, with computational techniques based on density functional theory and dynamic Monte Carlo simulations. Read more in the research section.

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VIDI grant for Irene Groot
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Irene Groot receives Vidi grant: Seeing is believing: Atomic-scale imaging of catalysts under industrial conditions


Selectivity of CO2 reduction in JACS

A paper by Adrien Göttle and Marc Koper studies DFT models for understanding the selectivity of CO2 electroreduction on metal porphyrins, and show the importance of considering hydride intermediates:

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Electrochemical roughening of Pt(111) in Nature Materials
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Leon Jacbose and Marcel Rost (LION) have used EC-STM to observe the in situ roughening of a Pt(111) electrode in perchloric acid:

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