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04
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Seminari: "Electrochemistry of platinum: Experiment and theory"
 

Dates:

04-06-2018

Horari:

11:30

Organitza:

Dep. de Ciència de Materials i Química Física

Lloc:

Aula Magna "Enric Casassas"

Conferenciant: Prof. Marc T.M. Koper, Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University. The Netherlands

Resum: Platinum is the most used electrocatalyst in electrochemical energy conversion devices such as fuel cells and electrolysers. In this talk I will highlight the recent work of my group on understanding the surface chemistry of platinum in an aqueous electrolyte, by combining single-crystal electrochemistry, density functional theory calculations, ultra-high-vacuum modeling, in situ spectroscopy and in situ electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy. I will also show how electrocatalytic reactions are sensitive to the structure of platinum electrodes, and will try to explain why.