Category Archives: Catalysis
Our latest paper on the nature and role of functional groups on highly ordered pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) surfaces in the stabilisation of gold nanoparticles has been accepted for publication in Faraday Discussion 173. The uncorrected proofs are available here. We … Continue reading
The topic for the Faraday discussion in Berlin this year is the formation and chemistry of nanoparticles on surfaces. Discussion has been very lively and a number of interesting points have arisen. One is the way in which the ligands … Continue reading
Presentation to SURCAT’s Dennis Dowden Commemoration meeting in Durham on 3-4th April 2013. The talk describes our recent work on the local etching of graphite surfaces by weak acids and their influence on the deposition of gold. Slides now available … Continue reading
See the Prezi which I presented at UCL today, the lecture discussed both our work on amine/oxygen interactions of a few years ago and our newest work on the treatment of carbon surfaces with acid.
Rob presented the first results of the EPSRC grant: EP/I038748/1 at the RSC Postgraduate Symposium on Nanotechnology in Birmingham This figure is from the talk and shows how graphite surfaces are modified by treatment with acid. The work has been submitted to … Continue reading
The ability to design the structure of particles at the nanoscale is a key requirement to making this technology work for us in practical ways. In the latest ACS nano, Yang et al. have reported a way of creating gold … Continue reading
Supported Iron Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Sustainable Production of Lower Olefins. Fischer Tropsch catalysis is an important enabling technology that is likely to increase in importance as fossil fuels become less economically attractive. de Jong and colleagues from Delft, DOW … Continue reading