Our research is both experimental and theoretical. In the experimental projects, advanced fabrication techniques and vacuum based methods are developed and used to design novel nano-structured materials. Such materials often exhibit unique physical, chemical and optical properties which we explore and utilize. One example is the use of localized surface plasmons to either stimulate physical and chemical processes or to monitor different surface phenomena by means of nanoplasmonic sensing. The theoretical activity is based on electronic structure calculations within the density functional theory together with mean-field modeling and Monte-Carlo simulations for reaction kinetics. Theoretical spectroscopy is used to rationalize experimental observations and multi-scale methods are developed to link atomistic first principles results with kinetic modeling in order to bridge length and time scales.
The research at Chemical Physics is funded by the major funding agencies including The Swedish Research Council, The European Research Council (ERC), The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (MISTRA),The Swedish Research Council FORMAS, The Swedish Energy Agency, The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Nordforsk and The European Union.
Principal investigators in the group: