Project

ATOMICAR - boost sensitivity by 1 million times in catalytic measurements

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

The ultimate challenge in nanoparticle catalysis is the measurement of catalytic turnover - i.e. chemical reaction - on a single, isolated nanoparticle. This is what this project is about.

You will make and investigate micrometer-size cavities on a silicon chip, which are sealed gas-tight with a layer of graphene. The main tools are Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).

The ultimate goal is to isolate a nanoparticle inside such a cavity and measure the reactivity by monitoring the pressure change using AFM and observing the nanoparticle using electron microscopy. 

The ability to measure the activity of a single nanoparticle requires a sensitivity approximately one million times better than the present state-of-the-art, so this is truly an ambitious undertaking, but it can be done!

Your project will be an important part of the "ATOMICAR" project (ATOMIC Insight Cavity Array Reactor), which is just starting up now so join the team!

Requirements

Main prerequisite: Ambition to master several experimental techniques and push the state of the art. Course 10304 is an advantage.

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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Fysik

Name

Peter Christian Kjærgaard Vesborg

Position

Professor

Mail

peter.vesborg@fysik.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

MSc Eng in Applied Chemistry

Supervisor

Peter Christian Kjærgaard Vesborg

ECTS credits

30 - 35

Type

MSc thesis, Special course

Must be completed

10304

MSc in Physics and Nanotechnology

Supervisor

Peter Christian Kjærgaard Vesborg

ECTS credits

30 - 35

Type

MSc thesis, Special course

Must be completed

10304

MSc in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Supervisor

Peter Christian Kjærgaard Vesborg

ECTS credits

30 - 35

Type

MSc thesis, Special course

Must be completed

10304

Technical University of Denmark

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.


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