Department of Chemistry,
University College London,
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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.
Binding of a benzoate dye-molecule analogue to rutile titanium dioxide surfaces
D. Grinter et al. JPCC 2012
Oxygen vacancy origin of the surface band-gap state of TiO2(110)
C.M. Yim et al. PRL 2010
Defect structure of ultrathin ceria films on Pt(111): Atomic views from scanning tunnelling microscopy
D. Grinter et al. JPCC 2010
Electron traps and their effect on the surface chemistry of TiO2(110)
A. Papageorgiou et al. PNAS 2010