Project Details


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.
Effective start/end date01/08/200531/07/2010


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