Dr Philip Davies - PhD BSc (Double Hons), CChem
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74072
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74030
Research Group: Heterogeneous Catalysis
Personal Web Site: http://www.cf.ac.uk/chemy/staffinfo/surfsci/davies/
See Also: Cardiff Catalysis Institute
We are interested in the fundamental surface processes that underlie phenomena such as catalysis, corrosion and adhesion. These are influenced by many different factors and our work must therefore encompass aspects such as the elemental composition, chemistry and and topography of a surface. The broad applicability of our research is evidenced by the wide variety of collaborations in which we are involved including groups in Pharmacy, Engineering, Bioscience, Archaeology and Earth sciences. The facilities available to us include scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) for imaging the surface structure of a metal at the atomically resolved level, atomic force microscopy (AFM) for imaging non-conductors from the nanometre to the micrometer level, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) which provides chemical information on the surface and infrared microscopy which enables us to map vibrational information on surfaces with a five micrometer resolution.
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