We are headed to developing nanomaterials capable of overcoming current challenges in nanocatalysis and plasmonic catalysis. We target facile solution-phase approaches to metal-based nanostructures containing Ag, Au, Pd and/or Pt displaying well-defined and controllable sizes, shape, structure (solid vs. hollow) and composition/surface distribution for applications in nanocatalysis and plasmonic catalysis for solar to chemical energy conversion. As the properties of a nanostructure are related to these parameters, their control offers a unique opportunity to maximize/optimize performance in terms of activity (substrate conversion) and selectivity.
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P.O 55 (A. I. Virtasen aukio 1)
00014 University of Helsinki