A new way to improve catalytic processes

​How does the catalytic activity of a nanoparticle depend on size and shape?  This is a fundamental question that has been studied by PhD Student Mikkel Jørgensen and Professor Henrik Grönbeck, using a newly developed computational technique for first principles based kinetic modelling.
The researchers at the Department of Physics at Chalmers have found that the activity depends sensitively on particle size and shape through complex kinetic couplings.
Being able to simulate the catalytic activity of nanoparticles offers a possibility to understand and improve catalytic processes.

The study “The Site-Assembly Determines Catalytic Activity of Nanoparticles” has recently been published in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.

More information:
Mikkel Jørgensen, PhD Student, Division of Chemical Phyiscs, Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, +46 31 772 29 53, mikjorge@chalmers.se
Henrik Grönbeck, Professor, Division of Chemical Phyiscs, Department of Physics, Chalmers Univeristy of Technology, +46 31 772 29 63, henrik.gronbeck@chalmers.se

Published: Tue 20 Mar 2018. Modified: Mon 10 Sep 2018