Center for Indvidual Nanoparticle Functionality

Project Details

Description

The main objective of tne centre is to explore and understand the fundamental relations between surface morphology and reactivity on the nanometer scale. A combination of new experimental initiatives supported by theoretical approaches will be employed.

The primary objectives of the center are:

* To establish a close and unambigous correlation between the morphology and the reactivity, ultimately of experimental approaches and methods.
* To challenge the widely held belief that there are chemical reactions catalyzed by metal surfaces, which are structure insensitive, i.e. without a strong dependence on the detailed atmonic structure of the surface.
* To develop a new concept where nanodstructures can catalyze chiemical reactions under non-thermal conditions, operating on entirely different physical principles than current technology.
AcronymCINF
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/08/200531/07/2010