Catalysis

Studies in catalysis, of their role in accelerating chemical reactions and selecting reaction products, and the design of new classes of catalysts are a focus of research in several synthetic and physical research groups in CCB. Both heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts are under investigation, together with the study of mechanisms of catalysis by various methods. Topics of current interest include the splitting of water to form oxygen and hydrogen and the formation of single metal oxide crystals on surfaces.