Nanoscience Group


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Welcome to the Nanoscience group website. Keep up to date with the latest group news and publications, find out about our research interests, browse our research facilities, look through a gallery of research-related images and more.

Work in UCL Chemistry and the London Centre for Nanotechnology focuses on the surface and nanoscience associated with technologically important metal oxides. The overall aim is to establish the relationship between the geometry, electronic structure and reactivity of these important materials at the atomic level. This understanding is used to guide strategies for surface modification to provide enhanced catalysts and gas sensors. Methods to pattern oxide surfaces are being evaluated as a route to the construction of nanoscale electronic circuits.

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Recent Publications

  • Oxidation State Imaging of Ceria Island Growth on Re(0001)
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    D. Grinter et al. J. Phys. Chem. C 2013

    DOI UCL Discovery

  • Structure of Clean and Adsorbate-Covered Single-Crystal Rutile TiO2 Surfaces
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    C. Pang et al. Chem. Rev 2013

    DOI UCL Discovery

  • CO and O overlayers on Pd nanocrystals supported on TiO2(110)
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    C. Yim et al. Faraday Discuss. 2013

    DOI UCL Discovery

  • Acetic Acid Adsorption on Anatase TiO2(101)
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    D. Grinter et al. JPCC 2012

    DOI UCL Discovery

  • Binding of a benzoate dye-molecule analogue to rutile titanium dioxide surfaces
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    D. Grinter et al. JPCC 2012

    DOI UCL Discovery

  • Oxygen vacancy origin of the surface band-gap state of TiO2(110)
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    C.M. Yim et al. PRL 2010

    DOI UCL Discovery

  • Defect structure of ultrathin ceria films on Pt(111): Atomic views from scanning tunnelling microscopy
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    D. Grinter et al. JPCC 2010

    DOI UCL Discovery

  • Electron traps and their effect on the surface chemistry of TiO2(110)
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    A. Papageorgiou et al. PNAS 2010

    DOI UCL Discovery

  • Reduction of thin-film ceria on Pt(111) by supported Pd nanoparticles probed with resonant photoemission
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    J. Matharu et al. Surf Sci 2011

    DOI UCL Discovery