Introduction

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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News

Cannizzaro and CO2 in JACS
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A paper by Yuvraj Birdja on the importance of Cannizzaro reactions during electrocatalytic CO2 reduction:
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.6b12008

New oxygen evolution mechanism in Nature Chemistry
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A collaborative paper between MIT and our group gives experimental and computational evidence for a new mechanism for oxygen evolution on perovskite electrodes in alkaline media:

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Cathodic corrosion of gold and rhodium on the cover of Faraday Discussions
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A paper by Thom Hersbach features on the cover of the Faraday Discussions issue on ‚ÄúSingle Entity Electrochemistry‚ÄĚ:

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