Nanoscience Group


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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.

PhD Vacancies

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Recent Publications

  • Probing the local electronic structure of the cross-linked (1×2) reconstruction of rutile TiO2(110)

    C. Yim et al. Surf. Sci. 2015


  • Non-Band-Gap Photoexcitation of Hydroxylated TiO2

    Y. Zhang et al. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015


  • Influence of support morphology on the bonding of molecules to nano particles

    C. Yim et al. PNAS 2015


  • Lepidocrocite-like TiO2 and TiO2(110)–(1 × 2) supported on W(100)

    G. Harrison et al. Mater. Sci. Tech. 2015