Anders Nilsson

Professor at SLAC, Professor at Stockholm University

(650) 926-2233
Research Interests: 

Primary research interests in the Nilsson group includes using x-ray spectroscopies to understand: The structure of water, bond breakage and formation during catalytic reactions on surfaces, and electrochemistry for energy conversion.

Research Focus Areas: 


Elucidating the electronic structure of supported gold nanoparticles and its relevance to catalysis by means of hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Benjamin N. Reinecke , Kendra P. Kuhl, Hirohito Ogasawara, Lin Li, Johannes Voss, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Anders Nilsson, Thomas F. Jaramillo . Surface Science , 650 , 24- 33 . 2016. Low Barrier Carbon Induced CO Dissociation on Stepped Cu. May L. Ng, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Sarp Kaya, Felix Mbuga, Hirohito Ogasawara, Anders Nilsson . Physical Review Letters , 114 , 246101- . 2015.
From the Sabatier Principle to a Predictive Theory of Transition Metal Heterogeneous Catalysis. Andrew J. Medford, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Johannes Voss, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Felix Studt, Thomas Bligaard, Anders Nilsson, Jens K. Nørskov . Journal of Cataysis , 328 , 36- 42 . 2015. Strong Influence of Coadsorbate Interaction on CO Desorption Dynamics Probed by Ultrafast X-ray Spectroscopy and Ab Initio Simulations. Hongliang Xin, Jerry LaRue, Henrik Öberg, Martin Beye, Martina Dell’Angela, Joshua  J. Turner, Jurgen Gladh, May  L. Ng, Jonas  A. Sellberg, Sarp Kaya, Giuseppe Mercurio, Florian Hieke, Dennis Nordlund, Wolfgang  F. Schlotter, Georgi  L. Dakovski, Mike  P. Minitti, Alexander Föhlisch, Martin Wolf, Wilfried Wurth, Hirohito Ogasawara, Jens  K. Nørskov, Henrik Öström, Lars  G. M. Pettersson, Anders Nilsson, Frank Abild-Pedersen . Physical Review Letters , 114 , 156101- . 2015.
Probing the Transition State Region in Catalytic CO Oxidation on Ru. Henrik Öström, Henrik Öberg, Hongliang Xin, Jerry LaRue, Martin Beye, Martina Dell’Angela, Jürgen Gladh, May L. Ng, Jonas A. Sellberg, Sarp Kaya, Giuseppe Mercurio, Dennis Nordlund, Markus Hantschmann, Florian Hieke, Danilo Kühn, Wolfgang F. Schlotter, Georgi L. Dakovski, Joshua J. Turner, Mike P. Minitti, Ankush Mitra, Stefan P. Moeller, Alexander Föhlisch, Martin Wolf, Wilfried Wurth, Mats Persson, Jens K. Nørskov, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Hirohito Ogasawara, Lars G. M. Pettersson, Anders Nilsson . Science , 347 , 978- 982 . 2015. Identification of Highly Active Fe Sites in (Ni,Fe)OOH for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting. Daniel Friebel, Mary W. Louie, Michal Bajdich, Kai E. Sanwald, Yun Cai, Anna M. Wise, Mu-Jeng Chen, Dimosthenis Sokaras, Tsu-Chien Weng, Roberto Alonso-Mori, Ryan C. Davis, John R. Bargar, Jens K. Nørskov, Anders Nilsson, Alexis T. Bell . Journal of the American Chemical Society , 137 , 1305- 1313 . 2015.
Mass-selected Nanoparticles of PtxY as Model Catalysts for Oxygen Electroreduction. Patricia Hernandez-Fernandez, Federico Masini, David N. McCarthy, Christian E. Strebel, Daniel Friebel, Davide Deiana, Paolo Malacrida, Anders Nierhoff, Anders Bodin, Anna M. Wise, Jane H. Nielsen, Thomas W. Hansen, Anders Nilsson, Ifan E. L. Stephens, Ib Chorkendorff . Nature Chemistry , 6 , 732- 738 . 2014. Operando Characterization of an Amorphous Molybdenum Sulfide Nanoparticle Catalyst during the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. Hernan Sanchez Casalongue, Jesse D. Benck, Charlie Tsai, Rasmus Karlsson, Sarp Kaya, May Ling Ng, Lars Pettersson, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Jens K. Nørskov, Hirohito Ogasawara, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Anders Nilsson . The Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 118 , 29252- 29259 . 2014.
Direct observation of the oxygenated species during oxygen reduction on a platinum fuel cell cathode. Hernan Sanchez Casalongue, Sarp Kaya, Venkat Viswanathan, Daniel J. Miller, Daniel Friebel, Heine A. Hansen, Jens K. Nørskov, Anders Nilsson, Hirohito Ogasawara . Nature Communications , 4 , 1- 6 . 2013. Stability of Pt-Modified Cu(111) in the Presence of Oxygen and Its Implication on the Overall Electronic Structure. Henrik Öberg, Toyli Anniyev, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Sarp Kaya, Hirohito Ogasawara, Daniel Friebel, Daniel J. Miller, Dennis Nordlund, Uwe Bergmann, Mathias P. Ljungberg, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Anders Nilsson, Lars G. M. Pettersson . The Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 117 , 16371- 16380 . 2013.