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dr. J.M. (Joost) Bakker

Associate professor Condensed Matter Physics

E-mail: joost.bakker@ru.nl
Telephone: +31 24 365 3952
Room: FX01.58

ORCID: 0000-0002-1394-7661

ResearcherID: L-1704-2015

Bakker, Joost

Research interest

It is our goal to develop a bottom-up understanding of the interactions that drive heterogeneous catalytic processes on a molecular level, in particular of the catalytic activity of the transition metal clusters, the smallest heterogeneous catalysts. Metal clusters form the limiting factor in the surface-to-volume ratio for precious catalytic materials and can exhibit unexpected catalytic activity.
To this end we study the geometric and electronic structure of transition metal clusters with and without reactants in the gas phase, where an exceptional control over size- and charge allows for a fundamental understanding of the interaction between catalyst and substrate, one molecule at a time.
AN important aspect of this is the development of novel structure-sensitive characterization techniques, using the Free-Electron Lasers of HFML-FELIX.

Teaching


Recent publications

  • Ferrari,P.; Delgado-Callico,L;Lushchikova, O.V.; Bejide,M.;Wensink, F.J.; Baletto, F.;Bakker, J.M.; Janssens, E.
    The bonding nature between noble gases and small gold clusters
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett., accepted for publication (2022)
  • Li, M.; Yang, T.; Bakker, J.M.; Janssens, E.; Hou, G.-L.
    Unveiling the Recovery of C60-Supported Vanadium Single Atoms for Catalytic Overall Water Splitting Cell
    Reports Physical Science, accepted for publication (2022)
  • Janssen, T.; Davies, C.S.; Gidding, M.; Chernyy, V.; Bakker, J.M.; Kirilyuk, A.
    Cavity-Dumping a Single Infrared Pulse from a Free Electron Laser
    Rev. Sci. Instr., accepted for publication (2022) doi: 10.1063/5.0081862
  • Lushchikova, O.V.; Reijmer, S.; Armentrout, P.B.; Bakker, J.M.
    IR spectroscopic characterization of methane adsorption on copper clusters Cu +n (n = 2-4)
    J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. , accepted for publication (2022), doi: 10.1021/jasms.2c00046
  • Bakker, J.M.; Mafuné, F.
    Perspective: Zooming in on the initial stages of catalytic NO reduction using metal
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 24, 7595-7610 (2022) doi: 10.1039/D1CP05760J


All publications

Full list of publications (PDF) (pdf, 145 kB)

Popular

Olga V. Lushchikova en Joost Bakker; Katalytische principes testen met metaalclusters (pdf, 2,3 MB), Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde, juni 2020

Group members

Ph. D. students

  • F. Wensink, M.Sc
  • Olga Duda, M.Sc.
  • Deepak Pradeep, M.Sc.
  • Waqas Pervez, M.Sc.

Undergraduate students

  • Laura Worutowicz, B.Sc.
  • Dominique Pampiermole
  • Melanie van der Vegt

Former group members