El grup de recerca NEMEN centra les seves activitats en la nanoenginyeria de nous materials amb finalitats energètiques. Les seves activitats contemplen la preparació, caracterització i assaig de materials i inclouen la seva aplicació com a catalitzadors, fotocatalitzadors i materials per a una millora de la gestió de l’energia i el medi ambient. Amb una mentalitat aplicada, s’utilitzen els conceptes fonamentals de la ciència per al disseny de materials a la nanoescala, tot fent possible la relació entre la seva estructura i les seves propietats. En els darrers 5 anys, la recerca del grup ha donat com a resultat la publicació de 85 articles en revistes indexades d'impacte (Nature Chemistry, Scientific Reports, Journal of Catalysis, Applied Catalysis B:Environmental, Chemical Communications, etc.), 5 tesis doctorals llegides, 4 capítols de llibre, 2 patents en explotació, 138 comunicacions presentades a congressos, 6 convenis amb empreses i la creació d’una empresa spin-off.

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Enviaments recents

  • Mn3O4@CoMn2O4-CoxOy nanoparticles : partial cation exchange synthesis and electrocatalytic properties toward the oxygen reduction and evolution reactions 

    Luo, Zhishan; Irtem, Erdem; Ibañez, María; Nafria Soler, Raquel; Martí Sanchez, Sara; Genç, Aziz; de la Mata, María; Liu, Yu; Cadavid, Doris; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Arbiol, Jordi; Andreu, Teresa; Morante Lleonart, Joan Ramon; Cabot Codina, Andreu (2016-07-13)
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    Mn3O4@CoMn2O4 nanoparticles (NPs) were produced at low temperature and ambient atmosphere using a one -pot two-step synthesis protocol involving the cation exchange of Mn by Co in preformed Mn3O4 NPs. Selecting the proper ...
  • Surface faceting and reconstruction of ceria nanoparticles 

    Yang, Chengwu; Yu, Xiaojuan; Heissler, Stefan; Nefedov, Alexei; Colussi, Sara; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Trovarelli, Alessandro; Wang, Yuemin; Woell, Christof (2017-01-02)
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    The surface atomic arrangement of metal oxides determines their physical and chemical properties, and the ability to control and optimize structural parameters is of crucial importance for many applications, in particular ...
  • Role of the synthesis route on the properties of hybrid LDH-graphene as basic catalysts 

    Alvarez, Mayra G; Tichit, Didier; Medina Cabello, Francesc; Llorca Piqué, Jordi (2017-02-28)
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    Layered double hydroxides (LDH or HT) or their derived mixed oxides present marked acid-base properties useful in catalysis, but they lead to agglomerate inducing a weak accessibility to the active sites. In this study we ...
  • Thin films as a tool for nanoscale studies of cement systems and building materials 

    Rheinheimer, Vanessa; Casanova Hormaechea, Ignasi (INtech, 2017)
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    Many efforts have been made over the last decades to improve and develop new technologies for cement and chemical industries that can provide materials that are more durable and cost efficient, stronger and less environmentally ...
  • Study of Cu-Zn and Au/TiO2 catalysts on anodized aluminum monoliths for hydrogen generation and purification 

    Adrover, E; Boldrini, D.; Divins, N.J.; Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Tonetto, G.; López, Eduardo; Llorca Piqué, Jordi (2016-08)
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    This work reports the preparation of Cu-Zn and Au/TiO2 catalysts on anodized aluminum monoliths (AAM). The structured catalysts were studied for the generation of H-2 by methanol steam reforming (MSR) and its purification ...
  • Visible light-driven H2 production over highly dispersed Ruthenia on Rutile TiO2 nanorods 

    Thuy Duong, Nguyen-Phan; Luo, Si; Vovchock, Dimitriy; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Graciani, Jesus; Fernandez Sanz, Javier; Sallis, Shawn; Xu, Wenquian; Bai, jianming; Piper, Louis F. J.; Polyansky, Dmitri E.; Fujita, Etsuko; Senanayake, S. D; Stacchiola, Dario J. (2016-01)
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    The immobilization of miniscule quantities of RuO2 (~0.1%) onto one-dimensional (1D) TiO2 nanorods (NRs) allows H2 evolution from water under visible light irradiation. Rod-like rutile TiO2 structures, exposing preferentially ...
  • Water splitting reaction on Ce0.15Zr0.85O2 driven by surface heterogeneity 

    Pappacena, Alfonsina; Boaro, Marta; Armelao, Lidia; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Trovarelli, Alessandro (2016)
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    Ce0.15Zr0.85O2 was investigated in the two-step water splitting reaction. High-temperature treatment in N-2 induced compositional and structural heterogeneities which contributed to a six-fold increase of H-2 yield after ...
  • Selective liquid phase benzyl alcohol oxidation over Cu-loaded LaFeO3 perovskite 

    Mistri, Rajib; Das, Dipak; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Domínguez Escalante, Montserrat; Mandal, Tapas Kumar; Mohanty, Paritosh; Ray, Bidhan Chandra; Gayen, Arup (2016)
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    Copper loaded LaMO3 (M = Mn, Fe and Co) perovskites have been synthesized by a single-step solution combustion method. These materials have been investigated for liquid phase oxidation of benzyl alcohol using tertiary butyl ...
  • Finding a suitable catalyst for on-board ethanol reforming using exhaust heat from an internal combustion engine 

    Casanovas Grau, Albert; Jiménez Divins, Nuria; Rejas García, Albert; Bosch Tous, Ricardo; Llorca Piqué, Jordi (2017-05-11)
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    Ethanol steam reforming with pure ethanol and commercial bioethanol (S/C = 3) was carried out inside the housing of the exhaust gas pipe of a gasoline internal combustion engine (ICE) by using exhaust heat (610–620 °C). ...
  • Exploiting metallophilicity for the assembly of inorganic nanocrystals and conjugated organic molecules 

    Dalmases, Mariona; Aguiló Linares, Elisabet; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Rodríguez Raurell, Laura; Figuerola, Albert (2016-07-18)
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    The accurate engineering of interfaces between inorganic nanocrystals and semiconducting organic molecules is currently viewed as key for further developments in critical fields such as photovoltaics and photocatalysis. ...

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