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Research Themes

The group's research activities can be grouped under four main themes:

Complex Interadsorbate Interactions

Interadsorbate interactions may be broadly categorised as arising due to either through-space mechanisms or substrate-mediated phenomena...

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Nanoscale Surface Phenomena

Behaviour at the nanoscale cannot be extrapolated from knowledge of macroscopic properties; the only productive strategy is from the bottom up (i.e. a rigorous investigation at the atomistic level)...

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Tuning Reactivity and Catalysis

Catalytic processes can be tuned by means that are either predominantly electronic (e.g. alloying, promotion), predominantly structural (e.g. nanoparticles, stepped surfaces), or a mixture of both (e.g. oxide supports with strong interactions)...

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Chiral Surface Systems

Surfaces can possess the property of chirality - that is, exist in two non-superimposable mirror-image forms - and such surfaces have the capability of directing physical or chemical phenomena to occur in an asymmetric manner...

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