CANELA - Mpourmpakis Lab

Description: Nanoclusters (very small metal nanoparticles) represent an exciting newer class of nanoparticles that are being used in applications from drug delivery to catalysis. Towards developing a better understanding of their stability we have developed a new theory. In this video we explain this new theory and describe its significance.

 This video was created by graduate student Michael G. Taylor. 

Description: Elevated levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere contributes to global warming via the greenhouse effect. The conversion of CO2 to valuable products is of significant interest as a method to mitigate the effects of CO2 on our environment. In the CANELA Lab we work towards identifying copper and zirconium based catalytic systems which can convert CO2 on their surfaces, and in turn contribute to the design of  more efficient CO2-utilization nanocatalysts.


This video was created by graduate student Natalie Austin.     

CO2  conversion using bimetallic nanocatalysts: 

Nanocluster stability: