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Plasmonic Catalysis. From Fundamentals to Applications. Edition No. 1

  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • May 2021
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ID: 5230496

Explore this comprehensive discussion of the foundational and advanced topics in plasmonic catalysis from two leaders in the field  

Plasmonic Catalysis: From Fundamentals to Applications delivers a thorough treatment of plasmonic catalysis, from its theoretical foundations to myriad applications in industry and academia. In addition to the fundamentals, the book covers the theory, properties, synthesis, and various reaction types of plasmonic catalysis. It also covers its applications in reactions including oxidation, reduction, nitrogen fixation, CO2 reduction, and more.  

The book characterizes plasmonic catalytic systems and describes their properties, tackling the integration of conventional methods as well as new methods able to unravel the optical, electronic, and chemical properties of these systems. It also describes the fundamentals of controlled synthesis of metal nanoparticles relevant to plasmonic catalysis, as well as practical examples thereof. 

Plasmonic Catalysis covers a wide variety of other practical topics in the field, including hydrogenation reactions and the harvesting of LSPR-excited charge carriers. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:  

  • A thorough introduction to plasmonic catalysis, a theory of plasmons for catalysis and mechanisms, as well as optical properties of plasmonic-catalytic nanostructures 
  • An exploration of the synthesis of plasmonic nanoparticles for photo and electro catalysis, as well as plasmonic catalysis towards oxidation reactions and hydrogenation reactions 
  • Discussions of plasmonic catalysis for multi-electron processes and artificial photosynthesis and N2 fixation 
  • An examination of control over reaction selectivity in plasmonic catalysis  

Perfect for catalytic chemists, materials scientists, photochemists, and physical chemists, Plasmonic Catalysis: From Fundamentals to Applications will also earn a place in the libraries of physicists who seek a one-stop resource to enhance their understanding of applications in plasmonic catalysis. 



Introduction. Plasmonic catalysis

Theory of plasmons for catalysis and mechanisms

Optical properties of plasmonic-catalytic nanostructures

Synthesis of plasmonic nanoparticles for photo and electro catalysis

Plasmonic catalysis towards hydrogenation reactions

Plasmonic catalysis for multi-electron processes and artificial photosynthesis

Plasmonic catalysis for the N2 fixation

Photothermal effects in plasmonic catalysis

Earth-abundant plasmonic catalysts

Plasmon-enhanced electrocatalysis

Plasmonic-metals/semiconductor heterostructures


Emiliano Cortés Pedro H.C. Camargo