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The Surface Science group studies structures, bonding, and reactivity at solid surfaces on the atomic and molecular scale using advanced surface sensitive tools in Ultra High Vacuum environment. This knowledge is utilized to understand macroscopic behavior of nanostructures and surface phenomena like heterogeneous catalysis and adhesion.

Research is carried out in the following areas:

  • Structural and chemical characterization of nanomaterials
  • Interactions and structures of adsorbate species on metal surfaces
  • Surface and near surface characterization of oxide materials, nanoparticles and ‘real’ catalysts.

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Jouko Lahtinen

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Jani Sainio

Person: Teaching staff


Research Output

Electronic and magnetic characterization of epitaxial VSe2 monolayers on superconducting NbSe2

Kezilebieke, S., Huda, M. N., Dreher, P., Manninen, I., Zhou, Y., Sainio, J., Mansell, R., Ugeda, M. M., van Dijken, S., Komsa, H. P. & Liljeroth, P., 1 Dec 2020, In : Communications physics. 3, 1, p. 1-8 8 p., 116.

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  • Mesoporous Single-Atom-Doped Graphene-Carbon Nanotube Hybrid: Synthesis and Tunable Electrocatalytic Activity for Oxygen Evolution and Reduction Reactions

    Tavakkoli, M., Flahaut, E., Peljo, P., Sainio, J., Davodi, F., Lobiak, E. V., Mustonen, K. & Kauppinen, E. I., 1 Jan 2020, In : ACS Catalysis. 10, 8, p. 4647-4658 12 p.

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    Open Access
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    On the stability of polyaniline/carbon nanotube composites as binder-free positive electrodes for electrochemical energy storage

    Rauhala, T., Davodi, F., Sainio, J., Sorsa, O. & Kallio, T., 10 Mar 2020, In : Electrochimica Acta. 336, 135735.

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