Increasing demands in green and sustainable production of chemicals and energy require new approaches, materials and technologies in catalysis, energy storage, and energy harvesting Nanoporous gold is the prime example of the fascinating class of mesoporous bulk-metals with many promising perspectives in the mentioned applications.  This research unit brings together groups from chemistry, physics, and materials science to develop this material as a prototype for a rational design of catalysts. This group, in particular, studies the interplay between composition and structural parameters and the catalytic properties of npAu. 

Seven groups from four different universities in northern Germany are forming this research unit: scientists from physics, materials sciences and chemistry combining experimental as theoretical expertise. 

See here for a comprehensive list of scientific publications providing background information on the various research topics and expertise of the research groups