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Electrocatalysis. Theoretical Foundations and Model Experiments. Edition No. 1. Advances in Electrochemical Sciences and Engineering

  • ID: 2616818
  • Book
  • December 2013
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Catalysts speed up a chemical reaction or allow for reactions to take place that would not otherwise occur. The chemical nature of a catalyst and its structure are crucial for interactions with reaction intermediates.
An electrocatalyst is used in an electrochemical reaction, for example in a fuel cell to produce electricity. In this case, reaction rates are also dependent on the electrode potential and the structure of the electrical double-layer.
This work provides a valuable overview of this rapidly developing field by focusing on the aspects that drive the research of today and tomorrow. Key topics are discussed by leading experts, making this book a must-have for many scientists of the field with backgrounds in different disciplines, including chemistry, physics, biochemistry, engineering as well as surface and materials science. This book is volume XIV in the series "Advances in Electrochemical Sciences and Engineering".
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Preface

MULTISCALE MODELING OF ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS
Introduction
Introduction to Multiscale Modeling
Electronic Structure Modeling
Molecular Simulations
Reaction Modeling
The Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Pt(111)
Formic Acid Oxidation on Pt(111)
Concluding Remarks

STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND KINETIC MODELING OF ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTIONS ON SINGLE-CRYSTAL ELECTRODES USING THE LATTICE-GAS APPROXIMATION
Introduction
Lattice-Gas Modeling of Electrochemical Surface Reactions
Statistical Mechanics and Approximations
Monte Carlo Simulations
Applications to Electrosorption, Electrodeposition and Electrocatalysis
Conclusions

SINGLE MOLECULAR ELECTROCHEMISTRY WITHIN AN STM
Introduction
Experimental Methods for Single Molecule Electrical Measurements in Electrochemical Environments
Electron Transfer Mechanisms
Single Molecule Electrochemical Studies with an STM
Conclusions and Outlook

FROM MICROBIAL BIOELECTROCATALYSIS TO MICROBIAL BIOELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS
Prelude: From Fundamentals to Biotechnology
Microbial Bioelectrochemical Systems (BESs)
Bioelectrocatalysis: Microorganisms Catalzye Electrochemical Reactions
Characterizing Anodic Biofilms by Electrochemical and Biological Means

ELECTROCAPILLARITY OF SOLIDS AND ITS IMPACT ON HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS
Introduction
Mechanics of Solid Electrodes
Electrocapillary Coupling at Equilibrium
Exploring the Dynamics
Mechanically Modulated Catalysis
Summary and Outlook

SYNTHESIS OF PRECIOUS METAL NANOPARTICLES WITH HIGH SURFACE ENERGY AND HIGH ELECTROCATALYTIC ACTIVITY
Introduction
Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Monometallic Nanocrystals with High Surface Energy
Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Bimetallic NCs with High Surface Energy
Concluding Remarks and Perspective

X-RAY STUDIES OF STRAINED CATALYTIC DEALLOYED Pt SURFACES
Introduction
Dealloyed Bimetallic Surfaces
Dealloyed Strained Pt Core-Shell Model Surfaces
X-Ray Studies of Dealloyed Strained PtCu3(111) Single Crystal Surfaces
X-Ray Studies of Dealloyed Strained Pt-Cu Polycrystalline Thin Film Surfaces
X-Ray Studies of Dealloyed Strained Alloy Nanoparticles
Conclusions

Index

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Richard C. Alkire University of Illinois, Champaign.

Dieter M. Kolb University of Ulm, Germany.

Jacek Lipkowski University of Guelph, Canada.
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