Catalysis in Electrochemistry. From Fundamental Aspects to Strategies for Fuel Cell Development. The Wiley Series on Electrocatalysis and Electrochemistry

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  • 536 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Electrocatalysis and what it means for the impending energy crisis—the essential guide

As supplies of oil, petroleum, and natural gas continue to dwindle and concerns over the environmental impact of these fuels increase, the search for clean and renewable energy has led to renewed interest in catalysis in electrochemistry.

A thoroughly up–to–date, comprehensive reference work on electrocatalysis, Catalysis in Electrochemistry: From Fundamental Aspects to Strategies for Fuel Cell Development is an in–depth study of the principles, methods, strategies, and applications of this concept—popular since the 1950s—and its promising technological applications.

The book presents the most recent strategies for the design, preparation, and characterization of electrocatalytic materials, the role of electronic properties, and the structures, dynamics, and stability of different materials. Single crystals, bimetallic surfaces, oxides, supported and dispersed nanocatalysts, polyelectrolyte membranes, and many other relevant topics are also examined. The book′s methodology touches on a broad spectrum of theoretical and computational methods, from Green′s Functions and quantum models to modern characterization techniques, like FTIR and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.

Providing an overview of the key fundamental and applied aspects of electrocatalysis and the very real solutions it offers to contemporary energy problems, Catalysis in Electrochemistry is an invaluable resource for scientists working in academia, industry, and government institutions, alike.

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Preface ix

Preface to the Wiley Series on Electrocatalysis and Electrochemistry xi

Contributors xiii

1. Volcano Curves in Electrochemistry 1
Roger Parsons

2. Electrocatalysis: A Survey of Fundamental Concepts 17
Alejandro Jorge Arvia, Agustin Eduardo Bolzán, and Miguel Angel Pasquale

3. Dynamics and Stability of Surface Structures 67
Margret Giesen and Guillermo Beltramo

4. Electrocatalytic Properties of Stepped Surfaces 127
Juan M. Feliu, Enrique Herrero, and Victor Climent

5. Computational Chemistry Applied to Reactions in Electrocatalysis 165
Axel Gross and Sebastian Schnur

6. Catalysis of Electron Transfer at Metal Electrodes 197
Elizabeth Santos and Wolfgang Schmickler

7. Combining Vibrational Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory for Probing Electrosorption and Electrocatalytic Reactions 223
Marc T. M. Koper

8. Electrochemical Catalysts: From Electrocatalysis to Bioelectrocatalysis 249
Alejandro Jorge Arvia, Agustin Eduardo Bolzan, and Miguel Angel Pasquale

9. Electrocatalysis at Bimetallic Surfaces Obtained by Surface Decoration 297
Helmut Baltruschat, Siegfried Ernst, and Nicky Bogolowski

10. CO Adsorption on Platinum Electrodes 339
Ángel Cuesta and Claudio Gutiérrez

11. Exploring Metal Oxides: A Theoretical Approach 375
Monica Calatayud and Frederik Tielens

12. Electrocatalysis at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces 427
Bin Su, Hubert H. Girault, and Zdenek Samec

13. Platinum–Based Supported Nanocatalysts for Oxidation of Methanol and Ethanol 453
Ernesto R. Gonzalez, Edson A. Ticianelli, and Ermete Antolini

14. Impact of Electrochemical Science on Energy Problems 487
Elizabeth Santos and Wolfgang Schmickler

Index 499

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Elizabeth Santos received her PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Córdoba, Argentina. Her research interests in electrocatalysis include interfacial electrochemistry, single crystal surfaces, second harmonic generation, and electron transfer reactions.

Wolfgang Schmickler received his PhD in natural sciences from the Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Bonn, and has been a Professor in the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Ulm since 1992. Dr. Schmickler′s research interests include the theory of catalysis, quantum statistics, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations, and the theory of electrochemical interfaces.

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