The main objective of the COST D36 Action is to increase the
fundamental knowledge and understanding of the chemistry occurring at
surfaces and interfaces and the factors that tune it. An interdisciplinary,
combined effort is the approach. A fundamental approach is advocated, even
for industrially oriented research projects. This requires precisely
defined problems at all levels and an interdisciplinary approach i.e.
synthesis and activation of the materials; measurement of the surface
properties; understanding surface properties at the atomic, molecular or
cluster level and theoretical understanding of these properties in relation
to chemical composition and the structure of the surface. As a consequence,
the secondary objective is to gain advanced knowledge for
modelling/predicting of the structure/composition reactivity/surface
properties relationships of the materials, by means of characterisation of
the bulk and surface properties under real operation conditions and for
preparing materials with tuneable properties.
Financial support from MINECO (Spain) (grant
ACI2008-0727) is gratefully acknowledgement.
Progress Report of the
Almost half of members are ESR, and a high
number of them are female: