Nanoporous metal catalysts: Experimental synthesis and modelling

Nanoporous metal catalysts (NPG) formed via dealloying/selective dissolution of metal alloy is known to be catalytically-active towards several reactions even at room temperature. The goal of this project is to develop experimental protocols to synthesize different types of nanoporous catalysts and to model the formation of these catalyst materials. Modelling will be based on existing molecular dynamics simulation approaches already developed in the Chatterjee research group. Characterization and modelling will provide information about the spatial distribution of catalytically active sites. In addition, there will be scope to study catalysis in action.

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[3] AS Sandupatla, P Kumar A, S Rana, A Chatterjee, ACS Catalysis, 2022, 12, 22, 14445–14458

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