Research

Selective butadiene hydrogenation by Pd nanoparticles

Partial hydrogenation of dienes and alkynes is a reaction of great industrial importance. Butadiene is an impurity in C4...

A gas micropreconcentrator for low level acetone measurements

The goal of the project is to carry out fundamental research focused on the development semiconductor, resistive gas sensors...

Simultaneous detection of positive and negative secondary ions

Richard J. Chater1, a), Alan J. Smith2 and Graham Cooke2 1 Department of Materials, Imperial College of Science, Technology...

Electron attachment to a model peptide, N-methylformamide

Significance: Dissociative electron attachment (DEA) is an electron-induced fragmentation process, occurring at low energies (<15 eV), that is of interest...

Reactions of ethanol on Ru(0001)

Surface reactions on metallic surfaces are important for applications as catalysis, fuel cells and capping layers for optics in...

Challenges and prospects for developing CdS/CdTe substrate solar cells on Mo foils

Thin-film CdTe solar cells boast lab-scale efficiencies above 20% when designed in the ‘superstrate configuration’ whereby the transparent front...

Chasing Stardust

The material density is remarkably variable in the space between the stars (the interstellar medium or ISM) with the...

EQP Users from PSI in Switzerland visit Hiden

On Wednesday 27th January 2016 Xiang Yao and Alejandro Ojeda Gonzalez-Posada, PhD students at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI),...

High Pressure RGA

Monitoring vacuum processes with a conventional RGA at pressures >10-4 Torr typically requires the addition of differential pumping. Alternative...