In collaboration with the Advanced Data Management Technologies Lab, we developed the MetalNanoDB, which presents the optimal chemical orderings of thousands of bimetallic nanoparticles. In this video, we provide an overview of the database as well as a tutorial on how to interact with the data online.

This video was created by James Dean.

Designing Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts

Nanoparticles are very small particles, which are important to a variety of industries. In this video, we describe how we can use the new Bond-Centric model and a genetic algorithm to find stable nanoparticles.

This video was created by James Dean.

Nanocluster Stability

Nanoclusters (very small metal nanoparticles) represent an exciting newer class of nanoparticles that are being used in applications from drug delivery to catalysis. Towards developing a better understanding of their stability, we have developed a new theory. In this video we explain this new theory and describe its significance.

This video was created by Michael G. Taylor.

CO2 Conversion using Bimetallic Nanocatalysts

Elevated levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere contributes to global warming via the greenhouse effect. The conversion of CO2 to valuable products is of significant interest as a method to mitigate the effects of CO2 on our environment. In CANELa, we work towards identifying copper and zirconium based catalytic systems which can convert CO2 on their surfaces, and in turn contribute to the design of more efficient CO2-utilization nanocatalysts.

This video was created by Natalie Austin.

Sub-Nanoscale Au Catalysis

Gold (Au), while inert in bulk, becomes catalytically active at the nanoscale. However, why and how this happens is still under scrutiny. Quantum chemistry and statistical mechanics were used is this study to unravel the complexity of sub-nanoscale gold catalysis. This could aid in the design of superior catalysts for emissions control applications.

This video was created by Prof. Giannis Mpourmpakis (University of Pittsburgh), Prof. Dionisios Vlachos (University of Delaware) and Prof. Michail Stamatakis (University College London).