Catalysis and Electrocatalysis at Nanoparticle Surfaces
illustrates the latest developments in electrochemical nanotechnology, heterogeneous catalysis, surface science, and theoretical modeling. It describes the manipulation, characterization, control, and application of nanoparticles for enhanced catalytic activity and selectivity and presents a range of experimental and synthetic strategies for work in nanoscale surface science.
Thisis a comprehensive source for physical, surface, and colloid chemists; materials scientists; interfacial chemists and electrochemists; electrochemical engineers; theoretical physicists; chemical engineers; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
Table of Contents
THEORY OF NANOPARTICLE CATALYSIS AND ELECTROCATALYSIS
Theory and modelling of catalytic and electrocatalytic reactions - some selected examples
Simulations of the reaction kinetics on nm supported catalyst particles
Electronic structure and chemisorption properties of supported metal clusters - model calculations
MODEL SYSTEMS - FROM SINGLE CRYSTALS TO NANOPARTICLES
State-of-the-art characterization of single crystal surfaces;
Single crystal surfaces as model platinum-based fuell cell electrocatalysts
Electrochemical nanostructuring of surfaces
Adsorption and reaction at supported model catalysts
Size-dependent electronic, structural, and catalytic properties of metal clusters supported on ultra-thin oxide films
Physical and electrochemical characterization of bimetallic nanoparticle electrodes.
SYNTHETIC APPROACHES IN NANOPARTICLE CATALYSIS AND ELECTROCATALYSIS
Nanomaterials as precursors for electrocatalysts; preparation, characterization, and properties of bimetallic nanoparticles
Physicochemical aspects of preparation of carbon supported Nobel metal catalysis.
ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL CONCEPTS
NMR investigation of supported metal catalysts
In situ X-ray adsorption spectroscopy investigations of the carbon-supported pt electrocatalysts
Stm and infrared spectroscopy in studies of fuel cell model catalysts.
PARTICLE SIZE, SUPPORT, AND PROMOTIONAL EFFECTS
Electrochemical and chemical promotion on metal films and nanoparticles
Metal-supported interaction in low temperature fuel cell electrocatalysis
Effects of nanoparticle size, structure, and metal-support interactions; promotion, electrochemical promotion and metal-support interactions
Support effects on catalytic performance of nanoparticles; abnormal infrared effects of nanometer scale thins film material of platinum group metals and alloys at electrode/electrolyte interfaces
Design of electrocatalysts for fuel cells; effect of particle size and support on some catalytic properties of metallic and bimetallic catalysts.
ADVANCED ELECTROCATALYTIC MATERIALS
Catalyst nanoparticles on synthetic diamond surfaces
Electrocatalysis with electron conduction polymers modified by platinum metal nanoparticles
Novel nanostructured material based on transition metal compounds for electrocatalysis.
“After reading this book, I am convinced that I held a very important work in my hands … The book is recommended particularly to researchers working in nanoscience, secondly to Ph.D. students wanting to get more insight in nanotechnology especially in the electrochemistry branch and to each chemist to refresh his/her knowledge on heterogeneous catalysis including electrocatalysis.”
—Imre Kiricsi, University of Szeged, Hungary, in React. Kinet. Catal. Lett., Vol. 82, No. 1
“This book will be an immense source of advanced knowledge for research laboratories working in the fields of nanomaterial, fuel cell, practical and fundamental research on heterogeneous catalysis … . Contributions from 52 authors who are globally well known in their areas will enable the reader to grasp the vast interdisciplinary context very easily. The volume is recommended … to individuals, libraries, government organizations and industries … .”
— Polym Int, 54, 2005