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".
MULTISCALE MODELING OF ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS
Introduction to Multiscale Modeling
Electronic Structure Modeling
The Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Pt(111)
Formic Acid Oxidation on Pt(111)
STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND KINETIC MODELING OF ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTIONS ON SINGLE–CRYSTAL ELECTRODES USING THE LATTICE–GAS APPROXIMATION
Lattice–Gas Modeling of Electrochemical Surface Reactions
Statistical Mechanics and Approximations
Monte Carlo Simulations
Applications to Electrosorption, Electrodeposition and Electrocatalysis
SINGLE MOLECULAR ELECTROCHEMISTRY WITHIN AN STM
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
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
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
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
Dieter M. Kolb (1942–2011) was Professor of Electrochemistry at the University of Ulm, Germany. He received his undergraduate and PhD degrees at the Technical University of Munich. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA. He worked as a Senior Scientist at the Fritz–Haber–Institute of the Max–Planck–Society, Berlin and completed his habilitation at the Free University of Berlin, where he also was Professor. Prof. Kolb has received many prizes and was a member of several societies.
Jacek Lipkowski is Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Guelph, Canada. His research interests focus on surface analysis and interfacial electrochemistry. He has authored over 120 publications and is a member of several societies, including a Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry.
Ludwig Kibler is Research Scientist at the University of Ulm, Germany. He received his Diploma and PhD degrees under the supervision of Prof. Dieter Kolb.