The Catalyst Genome

Authors: 
Jens K. Nørskov, Thomas Bligaard
Year of publication: 
2013
Journal: 
Angewandte Chemie International Edition

The quest for the materials genome— the properties of a material that define its functional properties—has started. This signifies a transition to a new era of materials research where large amounts of materials data become available. The expectation is that this will significantly speed up the discovery of new materials. This is particularly true in the area of catalytic materials, where there is an urgent need for new catalysts and pro- cesses to enable the sustainable produc- tion of fuels and chemicals.