The scientific programme of CYSS aims to encompass the complete field of light driven catalysis with special focus on the interface to related fields of work. Therefore we not only seek for contributions from the field of catalyst development itself but also want to invite scientists with a focus on potential supporting structures or analytic methods to submit their contributions.
This includes researchers from material science (polymers, nanostructures etc.), spectroscopy and theoretical chemistry as well as reactor design.
This interdisciplinary approach aims to offer opportunities for all involved researchers to find new methods or target systems, which might not yet be well known in their respective communities.
Junior Groupleaders from all fields will be invited to provide insights in their respective work and serve as an introduction to the specific fields.
Design, synthesis and functionalization of photocatalytic systems. This encompasses homo- as well as heterogenous systems, which means that we also encourage contributions that deal with designing support structures (e.g. polymers, metal organic frameworks, nanoparticles) for eventual combination with a catalytic system.
Contributions regarding techniques to characterize catalytic systems, especially concerning in situ characterization, e.g. by spectroscopic or electrochemical ways. Novel apporaches to characterization or analysis of spectroscopic data sets, that may offer potential advantages in the field of photocatalysis are very welcome, even if they have not been applied to a photocatalytic system yet.
Contributions that offer insight in catalytic processes by employing methods of theoretical chemistry or physics. This includes methods from quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, reactor modelling and related fields.
Design and production of systems for the application of photocatalysts to real world problems and their evaluation, such as reactor design, illumination schemes or scale-up approaches to experimental photocatalytic systems.