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Introduction to micromolecule catalysis of energy

As an important way of renewable energy utilization, micromolecule catalytic conversion of energy refers to the process of using catalysts to convert micromolecules such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxygen into high value-added or specific active / component products under light / thermal / electrical excitation, which is of great significance in fossil fuel conversion, high value-added chemical synthesis, pollutant treatment and so on. The key to the research on the micromolecule catalytic conversion of energy lies in the design and synthesis of the catalyst, the in-depth investigation of the reaction mechanism, the optimization of the catalyst performance and its application research. Institute of Energy of Hefei Comprehensive National Science Center plans to develop advanced characterization technology and theoretical simulation with the goal of realizing the high-efficiency micromolecule catalytic conversion of energy, investigate the activation evolution behavior of micromolecules on the surface and interface of catalysts during the reaction process from the atomic level, develop systematic and innovative knowledge of micromolecule catalytic conversion of energy, so as to guide the design of advanced catalysts based on the understanding of chemical bond breaking and formation, energy transfer and other behavioral laws. Related research involves key scientific issues in chemistry, materials, catalysis, physics and other sciences, with a high degree of interdisciplinary. The research direction is closely related to the national strategic needs and regional industrial characteristics, which has very important significance in academic research and industrial application.