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Frederik Tielens

Our goal is to assist and guide the experimental surface chemist, by means of the development of models, predictions concerning the characterization of surfaces, comprehension of complex adsorption processes, and unraveling the reaction mechanisms in heterogeneous catalytic processes.

GLY-PRO-GLU Tripeptide Gold Surface Reconstruction Investigated At The Molecular Scale

Biomolecules adsorption at metal surfaces often creates a 2D ordering of the adlayers. The adsorption process can induce in some rare cases the reconstruction of the metal substrate. This phenomenon is less commonly observed, unless upon annealing of the molecule/surface […]