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Catalysis in Electrochemistry: From Fundamental Aspects to Strategies for Fuel Cell Development

ISBN: 978-0-470-93473-9
536 pages
October 2011
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Catalysis in Electrochemistry: From Fundamental Aspects to Strategies for Fuel Cell Development is a modern, comprehensive reference work on catalysis in electrochemistry, including principles, methods, strategies, and applications. It points out differences between catalysis at gas/surfaces and electrochemical interfaces, along with the future possibilities and impact of electrochemical science on energy problems. This book contributes both to fundamental science; experience in the design, preparation, and characterization of electrocatalytic materials; and the industrial application of electrocatalytic materials for electrochemical reactions. This is an essential resource for scientists globally in academia, industry, and government institutions.
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Preface ix

Preface to the Wiley Series on Electrocatalysis and Electrochemistry xi

Contributors xiii

1. Volcano Curves in Electrochemistry 1
Roger Parsons

2. Electrocatalysis: A Survey of Fundamental Concepts 17
Alejandro Jorge Arvia, Agustin Eduardo Bolzán, and Miguel Angel Pasquale

3. Dynamics and Stability of Surface Structures 67
Margret Giesen and Guillermo Beltramo

4. Electrocatalytic Properties of Stepped Surfaces 127
Juan M. Feliu, Enrique Herrero, and Victor Climent

5. Computational Chemistry Applied to Reactions in Electrocatalysis 165
Axel Gross and Sebastian Schnur

6. Catalysis of Electron Transfer at Metal Electrodes 197
Elizabeth Santos and Wolfgang Schmickler

7. Combining Vibrational Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory for Probing Electrosorption and Electrocatalytic Reactions 223
Marc T. M. Koper

8. Electrochemical Catalysts: From Electrocatalysis to Bioelectrocatalysis 249
Alejandro Jorge Arvia, Agustin Eduardo Bolzan, and Miguel Angel Pasquale

9. Electrocatalysis at Bimetallic Surfaces Obtained by Surface Decoration 297
Helmut Baltruschat, Siegfried Ernst, and Nicky Bogolowski

10. CO Adsorption on Platinum Electrodes 339
Ángel Cuesta and Claudio Gutiérrez

11. Exploring Metal Oxides: A Theoretical Approach 375
Monica Calatayud and Frederik Tielens

12. Electrocatalysis at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces 427
Bin Su, Hubert H. Girault, and Zdenek Samec

13. Platinum-Based Supported Nanocatalysts for Oxidation of Methanol and Ethanol 453
Ernesto R. Gonzalez, Edson A. Ticianelli, and Ermete Antolini

14. Impact of Electrochemical Science on Energy Problems 487
Elizabeth Santos and Wolfgang Schmickler

Index 499

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Elizabeth Santos received her PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Córdoba, Argentina. Her research interests in electrocatalysis include interfacial electrochemistry, single crystal surfaces, second harmonic generation, and electron transfer reactions.

Wolfgang Schmickler received his PhD in natural sciences from the Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Bonn, and has been a Professor in the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Ulm since 1992. Dr. Schmickler's research interests include the theory of catalysis, quantum statistics, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations, and the theory of electrochemical interfaces.

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