Controlled Nanomaterials for Plasmonics & Nanocatalysis
We are headed to developing nanomaterials capable of overcoming current challenges in nanocatalysis and plasmonics. We target facile solution-phase approaches to metal based nanostructures containing Ag, Au, Pd and/or Pt displaying well-defined and controllable sizes, shape, structure (solid vs. hollow) and composition/surface distribution for applications in nanocatalysis and plasmonic photocatalysis. As the properties of a nanostructure are related to these parameters, their control offer an unique opportunity to maximize/optimize performance in terms of activity (substrate conversion) and selectivity.
Watch Prof. Pedro Camargo explain our research in three layers of complexity in these videos produced by the Serrapilheira Institute that were inspired in the Wired's 5 Levels series:
Level 1: Children (English captions are available)
Level 2: Undergraduate student majoring in the field (English subtitles available via auto-translate)
Level 3: Postdoctoral Researcher working in the field (English captions are available)