Using In Situ Vibrational Spectroscopy to Probe (Electro)Catalytic Interfaces

The combination of electrochemical methods with molecular spectroscopy can provide valuable information about chemical processes at electrode-electrolyte interfaces. In particular, Raman and infrared spectroscopies have been shown to yield unique mechanistic insights into chemical reactions at electrodes by enabling fingerprinting of surface species via identification of characteristic vibrational modes. These powerful tools‚Ķ

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Computational Modelling as a Tool in Catalytic Science

A special collection of thematically related manuscripts by UK Catalysis Hub members has been published by the Royal Society in 2023 PCCP Reviews, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2023, Advance Article. Computational modelling techniques now play a vital role in catalytic science. Atomic and molecular level simulation is used widely and…

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Winter Conference 2023 – Watch now

When: 18 & 19 December 2023Where: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Fermi Avenue, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX On the 18th and 19th of December 2023 the UK Catalysis Hub held its annual winter conference and networking meeting. The Conference took place at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire. The event was a hybrid event so attendees had the‚Ķ

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Summer Conference 2023 Programme Announced!

The UK Catalysis Hub Summer Conference 2023 will be held on 17th & 18th of July 2023 at Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire.  Talks will be starting at lunchtime on the 17th July with a poster session on the evening of the 17th July followed by a dinner at a local venue.‚Ķ

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Supercomputing simulations of advanced materials

Royal Society Publishing has recently published special issue of Philosophical Transactions A entitled Supercomputing simulations of advanced materialsOrganised and edited by Scott M Woodley, C Richard A Catlow, Nora H De Leeuw and Angelos Michaelides. The development and optimisation of materials is critical to several contemporary scientific and technological challenges, including renewable energy…

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Research Associate in Heterogeneous Photocatalysis using Plasmonic Nanoparticles at University of Bath

The Department of Chemistry have an exciting opportunity for a motivated researcher with a keen interest in heterogeneous photocatalysis to join the Catalytic Plasmonics(CPLAS) project. CPLAS is ¬£10 million programme grant funded by EPSRC to investigate light-driven energy-conversion at the nanoscale to promote chemical transformations. The project aims to advance a new field‚Ķ

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