An interdisciplinary approach to atomistic design of new catalysts

This researcher network will coordinate activities within heterogeneous catalysis research in Scandinavia. The development and synthesis of new technical catalysis are highly multidisciplinary in character and the interplay between many disciplines is decisive for understanding catalysis on the atomic scale as well as developing new catalyst on a rational basis of fundamental insight.

Our society is in need of technological and chemical processes that are energy efficient and use a minimum of natural resources. The challenge is to increase the global sustainable standard of living.

Various catalytic technologies have played a decisive role for the increased standard of living; from the development of catalysts for production of fertilisers and fuels, and synthesis of polymers, to the use of catalytic converters for an improved urban air quality and techniques for solar energy harvesting. By the design of catalysts with enhanced activity and selectivity, catalysts that withstand degradation and catalyst that use a minimum of precious metals, technical solutions based on catalysis will continue to be central for the development of a sustainable society.

This project will bring together a new Nordic critical mass to achieve the insight and facilities needed for new developments in the area of heterogeneous catalysis, and thereby strenthening the Nordic competitiveness within the area. Students and senior researchers will be trained in different aspects of catalysis. The objective is to develop a new collaboration and new platforms based on the best experimental and theoretical facilities from the Nordic countries for rational design of catalysts.

Scientific Publications

Data source: Crossref. The list should not be assumed to represent the complete published research output of the project.

Defect-Induced Water Bilayer Growth on Anatase TiO2(101)

Journal Article published 2018-08-28 in Langmuir volume 34 issue 37
Research funded by Energimyndigheten | Crafoordska Stiftelsen | Carl Tryggers Stiftelse för Vetenskaplig Forskning | NordForsk
Authors: A. Schaefer, V. Lanzilotto, U. B. Cappel, P. Uvdal, A. Borg, A. Sandell.

Adsorption and photolysis of trimethyl acetate on TiO 2 (B)(001) studied with synchrotron radiation core level photoelectron spectroscopy

Journal Article published 2017-12-01 in Surface Science volume 666
Research funded by NordForsk | the Swedish Energy Agency (STEM) | the Trygger foundation | the Crafoord foundation
Authors: A. Sandell, A. Schaefer, D. Ragazzon, M.H. Farstad, A. Borg.

Photochemistry of Carboxylate on TiO2(110) Studied with Synchrotron Radiation Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Journal Article published 2016-10-27 in Langmuir volume 32 issue 44
Research funded by Energimyndigheten | Crafoordska Stiftelsen | Carl Tryggers Stiftelse för Vetenskaplig Forskning | NordForsk
Authors: A. Sandell, D. Ragazzon, A. Schaefer, M. H. Farstad, A. Borg.

TiOx thin films grown on Pd(100) and Pd(111) by chemical vapor deposition

Journal Article published 2016-07-01 in Surface Science volume 649
Research funded by Crafoordska Stiftelsen | NordForsk | Swedish Energy Agency (STEM) | Swedish Research Council (VR) | Trygger foundation
Authors: M.H. Farstad, D. Ragazzon, H. Grönbeck, M.D. Strømsheim, C. Stavrakas, J. Gustafson, A. Sandell, A. Borg.

Reversed Hysteresis during CO Oxidation over Pd75Ag25(100)

Journal Article published 2016-06-02 in ACS Catalysis volume 6 issue 7
Research funded by Vetenskapsrådet | Norges Forskningsråd | NordForsk | Area of Advance for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola
Authors: Vasco R. Fernandes, Maxime Van den Bossche, Jan Knudsen, Mari H. Farstad, Johan Gustafson, Hilde J. Venvik, Henrik Grönbeck, Anne Borg.
Facts about the project

Project number: 40521

Project leader

Henrik Grönbeck, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden