Lorentz Center - Electrocatalysis@nanoscale: techniques and applications from 24 Nov 2008 through 28 Nov 2008
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    Electrocatalysis@nanoscale: techniques and applications
    from 24 Nov 2008 through 28 Nov 2008

List of invited speakers and discussion leaders

Titles talks and links to good tutorial

review articles on the topics of the

invited speakers and discussion







Helmut Baltruschat (Bonn)

Title talk: Differential Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry

*      Review article: Differential Electrochemical Mass



Bernard Boukamp (Twente)

Title talk: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

*      References: There are relatively few books on EIS. The most famous is: Evgenij Barsoukov and J. Ross Macdonald, “Impedance Spectroscopy, Theory, Experiment, and Applications”, second edition (John Wiley & Sons). ISBN: 0471647497

*      Avery recent addition: Mark E. Orazem and Bernard Tribollet, “Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy”, ECS Series of Texts and Monographs (Wiley-Blackwell, 17 Oct. 2008). ISBN: 9780470041406

*      Web tutorials and primers: From the Gamry company (potentiostats & FRA’s): http://www.gamry.com/App_Notes/EIS_Primer/EIS_Primer.htm

*      Research Solutions and Resources: http://www.consultrsr.com/resources/index.htm

*      From the corrosion world (David C. Silverman): http://www.argentumsolutions.com/index.html

*      Backbone Network Knot:     UPR 15 C.N.R.S.  - Physique des Liquides et Electrochimie - Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France: http://accessimpedance.iusi.bas.bg/vlab2/e-school/onlineCourse.htm



Robert Dryfe (Manchester)

Title talk: Electrochemical Generation of Nanostructures at Liquid/Liquid


*      Supramolecular Assembly of Nanoparticles at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces, Wolfgang H. Binder*  

*      Modifying the liquid/liquid interface: pores, particles and deposition Robert A. W. Dryfe, Received 20th December 2005, Accepted 7th March 2006, First published as an Advance Article on the web 20th March 2006, DOI: 10.1039/b518018j

*      Electrochemistry at liquid: liquid interfaces: methodology and potential applications Frédéric Reymond, David Fermín, Hye Jin Lee, Hubert H. Girault, Laboratoire d’Electrochimie, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, Papers received in Newcastle, 20 December 1999

*      The Liquid–Liquid Interface as a Medium To Generate Nanocrystalline Films of Inorganic Materials C. N. R. Rao, and K. P. Kalyanikutty, Acc. Chem. Res., 2008, 41 (4), 489-499 • DOI: 10.1021/ar700192d • Publication Date (Web): 12 March 2008 Downloaded from http://pubs.acs.org on November 18, 2008

*      International Union of pure and applied chemistry physical and biophysical chemistry division Electrochemistry at the interface between two immiscible electyrolyte solutions (IUPAC Technical Report) Prepared for publication by ZDENĚK SAMEC J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Dolejškova 3, 182 23 Prague 8, Czech Republic

*      Scanning electrochemical microscopy: beyond the solid/liquid interface Anna L. Barker, Marylou Gonsalves, Julie V. Macpherson, Christopher J. Slevin, Patrick R. Unwin, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7 AL, UK, Received 23 July 1998; accepted 11 August 1998



David Fermin (Bristol)

Title talk: Potential Modulated Spectroscopy in Electrochemical Systems

*      Electrolyte electroreflectance study of carbon monoxide adsorption on polycrystalline silver and gold electrodes, A. Cuesta *, N. López 1, C. Gutiérrez Instituto de Quémica Fésica ‘‘Rocasolano’’, C.S.I.C., C. Serrano, 119, E-28006 Madrid, Spain Received 9 October 2002; received in revised form 5 December 2002; accepted 15 March 2003

*      Potential-modulated reflectance spectroscopy of the methyl orange transfer across the water, 1,2-dichloroethane interface, D.J. Fermı´n, Z. Ding, P.-F. Brevet, H.H. Girault *, Laboratoire d’Electrochimie, Departement de Chimie, Ecole Polytechnique Fe´de´rale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, Received 21 July 1997; received in revised form 11 August 1997

*      Spectrophotometric determination of the optical properties of an adsorbed oxygen layer on gold, D. M. KOLB and J. D. E. MCINTYRE*, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974, U.S.A., Received 2 June 1971

*      Observation of Surface States on Ag (100) by Infrared and Visible Electroreflectance Spectroscopy, D.M. Kolb and W. Boeck, Friz Haber Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Germany and Kai-Ming Ho, Ames Laboratory – US  Dpeartment of Energy and Departmant of Physics, Iowa State University and S.H. Liu, Solid Tate Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennesse USA., 28 December 1981

*      Differential Reflections Spectroscopy of very thin surface films J.D. E. McIntyre and D. E. Aspnes, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974, U.S.A. Received 15 June 1970

*      J. CHEM. SOC. FARADAY TRANS., 1991, 87(6), 853-860 853, Optical and Electrical A.C. Response of Polyaniline Films, Maher Kalaji and Laurence M. Peter*, Department of Chemistry, The University of Southampton , Southampton SO9 5NH, UK

*      The scanning microscope for semiconductor characterization (SMSC): electrolyte electroreflectance and photovoltage imaging study of the electrochemical activation of RuS2 photoelectrodes for oxygen evolution M. Turrión, N. Alonso-Vante, H. Tributsch, A. Mir, P. Salvador,* Hahn-Meitner-Institute, Abt. Solare Energetik, 14109 Berlin, Germany Departamento de Matemáticas e Informa´tica, Universidad de las Islas  Baleares, 07071 Palma, Spain, Received 16 April 1998; received in revised form 28 July 1998



Joost Frenken (Leiden)

Title talk: Video-rate Scanning Tunneling Microscopy at ambient pressures

*      J W M Frenken and B L M Hendriksen 2007 MRS Bulletin 32 1015



Marc Koper (Leiden)

Title talk: Nonlinear phenomena in electrochemical systems

*      Fronts, Waves, and Stationary Patterns in Electrochemical Systems, Katharina Krischer, Nadia Mazouz, Peter Grauel, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 40 (2001) 850-869

*      Non-linear phenomena in electrochemical systems



Serge Lemay (Delft)

Title talk : New tools for electrochemistry using nanofabrication

*      Little material on this topic, if any it will be added asap




Olaf Magnussen (Kiel)

Title talk: Electrochemical Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy

*      [1] A. A. Gewirth and B. K. Niece. Electrochemical applications of in situ scanning probe microscopy. Chem.Rev. 97:1129-1162, 1997

*      [2] K. Itaya. In situ scanning tunneling microscopy in electrolyte solutions. Prog.Surf.Sci. 58 (3):121-248, 1998



Julie Macpherson (Warwick)

Title talk: Electrochemical Nucleation at Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes

*      1. Carbon nanotubes as templates for one-dimensional nanoparticle

      assembly” J. Mater. Chem. 2006, 16, 22-25 (REVIEW)

*      2. Carbon nanotube gas and vapour sensors” Angew Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 6550-6570 (REVIEW)

*      3. Identifying and counting point defects in carbon nanotubes, Nature Materials, 2005, 4, 906


*      4. Identification of the Structures of Superlong Oriented Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays by Electrodeposition of Metal and Raman Spectroscopy, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 11860–11861

*      5. Electrochemical Templating of Metal Nanoparticles and Nanowires on Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Networks, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 10639-10647

*      6. Factors Controlling the Electrodeposition of Metal Nanoparticles on Pristine Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Nano Letters 2007, 7, 51-57

*      7. Trace Level Cyclic Voltammetry Facilitated by Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Network Electrodes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 10982-10983

*      8. Advanced Carbon Electrode Materials for Molecular Electrochemistry, Chem. Rev. 2008, 108, 2646-2687



Bruno Pettinger (Berlin)

Title talk: Surface-Enhanced and Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

      Tutorials to Raman spectroscopy:

*      http://www.infochembio.ethz.ch/links/en/spectrosc_raman_lehr.html

*      http://www.jobinyvon.com/Raman/Tutorial-spectropscopy

*      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raman_spectroscopy

*      http://www.chemsoc.org/exemplarchem/entries/2004/birmingham_jones/raman.html

      website to Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopies:

*      http://www.jobinyvon.com/Raman/Microscope-tutorial

*      http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/CS/article.asp?Type=Issue&Journalcode=CS&Issue=5&SubYear=2008&Volume=37&Page=0&GA=on

      website to tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS):

*      http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/pc/shg/

*      http://www.zenobi.ethz.ch/raman.html

*      Surface-enhanced and Tip-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Bruno Pettinger

*      The single molecure raman detectives. Who would you hire to localize a single molecule? A new detective is now available! A nano-lightning rod can do the job. It can act as a single-molecule fingerprint detective with an unprecedented spatial resolution up to 15 nanometers.



Antonio Rodes (Alicante)

Title talk: In situ infrared spectroscopy under electrochemical conditions.
A comparison between the internal and external reflection approaches

*      1. Carol Korzeniewski, "Recent advances in in-situ Infrared Spectroscopy and Applications in Single-Crystal Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis", in Alkire, Kolb, Lipkowski and Ross Eds. "Advances in Electrochemistry Science and Engineering", Vol. 9, Ch. 7

*      2. M. Osawa, "In situ Surface-enhanced Infrared Spectroscopy of the Electrode/Solution  Interface" in   Alkire, Kolb, Lipkowski and Ross Eds. "Advances in Electrochemistry Science and Engineering", Vol. 9, Ch. 8

*      3. V. Zamlynny and J. Lipkowski, "Quantitative SNIFTIRS and PM-IRRAS of Organic Molecules at Electrode Surfaces"  in  Alkire, Kolb, Lipkowski and Ross Eds. "Advances in Electrochemistry Science and Engineering",Vol. 9, Ch. 9

*      4. A. Rodes, J.M. Pérez and A. Aldaz, "Vibrational Spectroscopy" in Vielstich, Lamm, Gasteiger Eds. "Handbook of Fuel Cells. Fundamentals, Technology and Applications", vol.2, p.191, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, 2003.

*      5. T. Iwasita and F.C. Nart, Progress in Surface Science 55(4) (1997)271




Elizabeth Santos (Ulm)

Title talk: Non-linear Spectroscopy in Electrochemical Systems



David Schiffrin (Liverpool)

Title talk: Some Fundamental Challenges in Electrocatalysis



Wolfgang Schmickler (Ulm)

Title talk: Theory of Electrocatalysis: the Path Ahead

Reading List::

*      1. B. Hammer and J. K. Nørskov, Adv. Catalysis 45 (2000) 71. concepts in gas phase catalysis

*      2. P. Vassiliev and M. T. M. Koper, 111 (2007) 2607. oxygen reduction

*      3. J.K. Nørskov et. al. J. Chem. Phys. B 108 (2004) 17886. oxygen reduction

*      4. E. Santos and W. Schmickler, d-band catalysis in electrochemistry, ChemPhysChem 7 (2006) 2282.

*      5. E. Santos and W. Schmickler, Electrocatalysis of Hydrogen Oxidation Theoretical Foundations, Ang. Chem. Int. Ed., 46 (2007) 8262.

*      6. Sklason, Egill / Karlberg, Gustav S / Rossmeisl, Jan / Bligaard, Thomas / Greeley, Jeff / Jnsson, Hannes / Nrskov, Jens K , Density functional theory calculations for the hydrogen evolution reaction in an electrochemical double layer on the Pt(111) electrode, Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 9 (25), p.3241-3250, Jul 2007



Patrick Unwin (Warwick)

Title talk: High Resolution Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

*      Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy, Shigeru Amemiya, Allen J. Bard, Fu-Ren F. Fan, Michael V. Mirkin, and Patrick R. Unwin

*      Scanning electrochemical microscopy in the 21st century, Peng Sun, François O. Laforge and Michael V. Mirkin, Received 25th August 2006, Accepted 14th November 2006, First published as an Advance Article on the web 30th November 2006, DOI: 10.1039/b612259k

*      Scanning electrochemical microscopy: principles and applications to biophysical systems, Martin A Edwards, Sophie Martin, Anna LWhitworth, Julie V Macpherson and Patrick R Unwin, Received 20 April 2006, accepted for publication 18 September 2006, Published 17 October 2006 Online at stacks.iop.org/PM/27/R63

*      Analytical Methods DOI: 10.1002/anie.200602750, Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy for Direct Imaging of Reaction Rates, Gunther Wittstock, Malte Burchardt, Sascha E. Pust, Yan Shen, and Chuan Zhao



Alex Yanson (Leiden)

Title talk: Physics aspects of nano-electrochemistry