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Bo Brummerstedt Iversen

Bo Brummerstedt Iversen

Professor Department of Chemistry


  • Materials Crystallography
  • Energy Materials
  • Synchrotron Radiation
  • Neutron Scattering
  • Supercritical Fluids

Director of Center for Materials Crystallography (CMC)

Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen
PhD in inorganic chemistry, dr. scient. et techn.

Materials Crystallography

Solid state materials form the core of numerous modern technologies, and detailed understanding of the crystal structure is the basis for rationalizing and improving any useful properties the material may possess. The Center for Materials Crystallography (CMC) has outstanding facilities to synthesize materials, and a broad range of X-ray and neutron scattering techniques are used to investigate their structures. Simultaneously, we quantify properties using a wide range of techniques.

Our studies range from fundamental research to applied science. A few examples related to energy technology include i) thermoelectric materials that can harvest electricity from waste heat, ii) Alkali ion batteries both for high power density and large-scale storage, iii) nanocatalysts for fuel cell applications, and iv) nanocrystalline photocatalytic materials for use in, e.g. solar cells.

CMC has a very active program on chemical synthesis using supercritical fluids as well as a strong focus on the development of novel crystallographic tools. This includes in situ reactors for the study of nanocrystal formation and growth, or techniques for experimentally measuring electron densities in crystals.

CMC is involved in many collaborative projects with industrial partners such as TEGnology (thermoelectrics), Haldor Topsøe (battery materials), Widex (fuel cells), Dinex (catalysts) and the Danish Technological Institute (supercritical synthesis).