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Graphene Coated Nanoparticles and Nanograins

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Organization address
city: AARHUS C
postcode: 8000

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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙996˙147 €
 EC max contribution 1˙996˙147 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-07-01   to  2020-06-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    AARHUS UNIVERSITET DK (AARHUS C) coordinator 1˙996˙147.00


 Project objective

In a truly cross-disciplinary research project encompassing surface science, optics, nano-science, astrophysics and chemistry we will synthesize a novel family of high quality mono-layer graphene coated nanoparticles and graphene nanograins with new chemical and optical properties and investigate their catalytic activity, chemical stability and optical characteristics to gauge their relevance for and applicability in industrial catalysis, solar cells, and interstellar chemistry.

This will be accomplished by extending existing expertise, knowledge and methods developed by us and by international colleagues for graphene synthesis, graphene reactivity and chemical functionalization, graphene coatings on industrially relevant samples and interstellar surface astrochemistry on carbonaceous materials, into the nanoparticle regime. Combined with state-of-the-art surface science characterization methods with emphasis on scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and thermal desorption mass spectrometry, complemented by Raman and transmission spectroscopy, this will enable us to design, characterize, and understand the properties of this new family of particles at the atomic level.

The vision is to harness and combine the remarkable properties of graphene and nanoparticles to create systems with entirely new and unexplored characteristics, to tune these characteristics to be useful for real-world applications, and to exploit the new systems as the first realistic laboratory models of catalytic nanoparticles for interstellar surface chemistry.

This ambitious and cross-disciplinary research program will predominantly take place at the Surface Dynamics Laboratory at Aarhus University which is headed by the applicant, but will also involve local, national and international collaborators.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Susanne Halkjær, Jon Iversen, Line Kyhl, Jacques Chevallier, Federico Andreatta, Feng Yu, Adam Stoot, Luca Camilli, Peter Bøggild, Liv Hornekær, Andrew M. Cassidy
Low-temperature synthesis of a graphene-based, corrosion-inhibiting coating on an industrial grade alloy
published pages: 1-9, ISSN: 0010-938X, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2019.01.029
Corrosion Science 152 2020-03-05
2018 Andrew Cassidy, Stine Pedersen, Hendrik Bluhm, Valentin Calisti, Thierry Angot, Eric Salomon, Régis Bisson, Liv Hornekær
Patterned formation of enolate functional groups on the graphene basal plane
published pages: 28370-28374, ISSN: 1463-9076, DOI: 10.1039/c8cp05730c
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 20/45 2020-03-05
2019 L Camilli, F Yu, A Cassidy, L Hornekær, P Bøggild
Challenges for continuous graphene as a corrosion barrier
published pages: 22002, ISSN: 2053-1583, DOI: 10.1088/2053-1583/ab04d4
2D Materials 6/2 2020-03-05
2019 Richard Balog, Andrew Cassidy, Jakob Jørgensen, Line Kyhl, Mie Andersen, Antonija Grubišić Čabo, Foteini Ravani, Luca Bignardi, Paolo Lacovig, Silvano Lizzit, Liv Hornekær
Hydrogen interaction with graphene on Ir(1 1 1): a combined intercalation and functionalization study
published pages: 85001, ISSN: 0953-8984, DOI: 10.1088/1361-648x/aaf76b
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 31/8 2020-03-05
2019 Anders L. Jørgensen, David A. Duncan, Claus F. P. Kastorp, Line Kyhl, Zeyuan Tang, Albert Bruix, Mie Andersen, Bjørk Hammer, Tien-Lin Lee, Liv Hornekær, Richard Balog
Chemically-resolved determination of hydrogenated graphene–substrate interaction
published pages: 13462-13466, ISSN: 1463-9076, DOI: 10.1039/c9cp02059d
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21/25 2020-03-05
2017 Valentine Wakelam, Emeric Bron, Stephanie Cazaux, Francois Dulieu, Cécile Gry, Pierre Guillard, Emilie Habart, Liv Hornekær, Sabine Morisset, Gunnar Nyman, Valerio Pirronello, Stephen D. Price, Valeska Valdivia, Gianfranco Vidali, Naoki Watanabe
H 2 formation on interstellar dust grains: The viewpoints of theory, experiments, models and observations
published pages: 1-36, ISSN: 2405-6758, DOI: 10.1016/j.molap.2017.11.001
Molecular Astrophysics 9 2020-03-05
2019 Pernille A Jensen, Mirko Leccese, Frederik D S Simonsen, Anders W Skov, Matteo Bonfanti, John D Thrower, Rocco Martinazzo, Liv Hornekær
Identification of stable configurations in the superhydrogenation sequence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecules
published pages: 5492-5498, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz1202
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 486/4 2020-03-05
2018 Line Kyhl, Richard Balog, Andrew Cassidy, Jakob Jørgensen, Antonija Grubisic-Čabo, Lena Trotochaud, Hendrik Bluhm, Liv Hornekær
Enhancing Graphene Protective Coatings by Hydrogen-Induced Chemical Bond Formation
published pages: 4509-4515, ISSN: 2574-0970, DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.8b00610
ACS Applied Nano Materials 1/9 2020-03-05
2018 Line Kyhl, Régis Bisson, Richard Balog, Michael N. Groves, Esben Leonhard Kolsbjerg, Andrew Martin Cassidy, Jakob Holm Jørgensen, Susanne Halkjær, Jill A. Miwa, Antonija Grubišić Čabo, Thierry Angot, Philip Hofmann, Mohammad Alif Arman, Samuli Urpelainen, Paolo Lacovig, Luca Bignardi, Hendrik Bluhm, Jan Knudsen, Bjørk Hammer, Liv Hornekaer
Exciting H 2 Molecules for Graphene Functionalization
published pages: 513-520, ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b07079
ACS Nano 12/1 2019-06-06
2017 Luca Camilli, Jakob H. Jørgensen, Jerry Tersoff, Adam C. Stoot, Richard Balog, Andrew Cassidy, Jerzy T. Sadowski, Peter Bøggild, Liv Hornekær
Self-assembly of ordered graphene nanodot arrays
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00042-4
Nature Communications 8/1 2019-06-06
2016 J. H. Jørgensen, A. G. Čabo, R. Balog, L. Kyhl, M. N. Groves, A. Cassidy, A. Bruix, M. Bianchi, M. Dendzik, M. A. Arman, L. Lammich, J. I. Pascual, J. Knudsen, B. Hammer, P. Hofmann, and L. Hornekær
Symmetry Driven Band Gap Engineering in Hydrogen Functionalized Graphene
published pages: 10798, ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b04671
ACS Nano 10 2019-06-06

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