El martes 19 de diciembre tendremos el Coloquio Curie a cargo de Beatriz Roldán, del Fritz Haber Institute, que hablará sobre nuevas tecnologías de generación y almacenamiento de energía

 Climate change concerns have spurred a growing interest in developing environmentally friendly technologies for green energy generation and storage in the form of chemical bonds. The latter includes green H2 production from water splitting and the re-utilization of CO2 via its electrocatalytic reduction into value-added chemicals and fuels. It is therefore of particular interest to develop low cost, efficient, selective and durable electro-catalysts that can operate under mild reaction conditions. Nonetheless, in order to tailor the chemical reactivity of electrocatalysts, fundamental understanding of their structure and surface composition under reaction conditions must be obtained. It should also be kept in mind that even morphologically and chemically well-defined pre-catalysts will be susceptible to drastic modifications under operation, especially when the reaction conditions themselves change dynamically.This talk will offer new insights into the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 as well as the oxygen evolution reaction using model pre-catalysts ranging from single atoms, nanoparticles, thin films to single crystals. I will illustrate the need of a multi-technique operando microscopy and spectroscopy approach to gain understanding into the active state formation of complex electrocatalytic materials. Moreover, examples will be given on the correlation between the dynamically evolving structure and composition of the electro-catalysts under operando reaction conditions and their activity and selectivity. These results are expected to open up new routes for the reutilization of CO2 through its direct conversion into industrially valuable chemicals and fuels such as ethylene and ethanol and the generation of green H2.


Fecha del seminario: 19/12/2023 12:00
Lugar del seminario: Salón de Actos Edificio Central CSIC
Ponente del seminario: Beatriz Roldán Cuenya

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