Ueli K. Heiz
Cluster Catalysis and Advanced Spectroscopy
We explore the physical and chemical properties of the smallest matter particles in the non-scalable size regime. In this regime, the properties of the clusters are determined by the exact number of atoms. Our research findings create a better understanding of nanocatalysis, asymmetric catalysis and photocatalysis. We also have a strong focus in the development of new experimental tools for characterizing sub-nanoscale materials and developing new optic materials based on size-selected clusters.
5 relevant catalysis publications:
Reactions in the Photocatalytic Conversion of Tertiary Alcohols on Rutile TiO2(110), C. Courtois, M. Eder, K. Schnabl, C. A. Walenta, M. Tschurl, U. Heiz, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 14255 –14259.
Enantiospecific Desorption Triggered by Circularly Polarized Light, F. Mortaheb, K. Oberhofer, J. Riemensberger, F. Ristow, R. Kienberger, U. Heiz, H. Iglev, A. Kartouzian, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 15685 –15689.
Structure sensitivity in the nonscalable regime explored via catalysed ethylene hydrogenation on supported platinum nanoclusters, A. S. Crampton, M. D. Rötzer, C. J. Ridge, F. F. Schweinberger, U. Heiz, B. Yoon, U. Landman, Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 10389.