Catalysis and Electrocatalysis at Nanoparticle Surfaces

Andrzej Wieckowski University of Illinois
Elena Savinova Russian Academy of Sciences
Catalysis and Electrocatalysis at Nanoparticle Surfaces
Publication Type List Price
Reference $249.95 / £159
Publication Date Imprint
2/19/2003 CRC
Disciplines ISBN
Nanoparticles 9780824708795
Number of Pages Buy with discount
970 buy
read now
view list


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.


Contributor Alonso-Vante, Nicolas, Universite de Poitiers, Poitiers, France Contributor Antonucci, P.L., University of Reggio Calabria, Italy Contributor Antonucci, V., Inst for Transformation and Storage of Energy, Messina, ITAL Contributor Arico, A. S., Inst. for Transformation & Storage of Energy, Messina, ITALY Contributor Banerjee, Santanu, University of Southern California, LOS ANGELES, USA Contributor Bonnemann, Helmut, Max-Planck Institute for Kohlenforschung, Germany Contributor Brosda, S., University of Patras, Rio Patras, GREECE Contributor Collins, J. A., Technical University of Munich, Munich, GERMANY Contributor Comninellis, C., Swiss Federal Inst of Technology, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND Contributor Coq, Bernard, ENSCM-CNRS, Montpellier, FRANCE Contributor De Battisti, Achille, Universita di Ferrara, Ferrara, ITALY Contributor Duo, I., Swiss Fed. Inst of Tech, EPFL Contributor Ertl, Gerhard, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany Contributor Ferro, Sergio, Universita di Ferrara, Ferrara, ITALY Contributor Figueras, Francois, Institut de Recherche sur la Catalyse, Villeurbanne Cedex,FR Contributor Goodman, D. Wayne, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA Contributor Haruta, Masatake, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Sci. & Tech., JAPA Contributor Hayden, Brian E., The Univ. of Southampton, Southampton, ENGLAND Contributor Henry, Claude R., CRMC2-CNRS, Marseille, FRANCE Contributor Illas, Francesc, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, SPAIN Contributor Kasemo, B., Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goteborg, SWEDEN Contributor Koel, Bruce E., University of Southern CA, LOS ANGELES, USA Contributor Koper, Marc T. M., Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Eindhoven, THE NETHERLANDS Contributor Batzill, Matthias, University of Southern California, LOS ANGELES, USA Editor 1 Wieckowski, Andrzej, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA Editor 2 Savinova, Elena R., Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk Editor 3 Vayenas, Constantinos G., University of Patras, Greece
by siebo last modified September 21, 2009 - 09:13
Document Actions


  • - control the size, shape, crystal structure, and composition of nanoparticles
  • - simulate metal-support interactions
  • - predict nanoparticle behavior
  • - enhance catalytic rates in gas phases
  • - examine catalytic functions on wet and dry surfaces
  • - study the reactivity of supported single nanoparticles


  • "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