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Atomically-Precise Methods for Synthesis of Solid Catalysts (book)

November 6, 2014

My colleague, Sophie Hermans, along with another colleague from ULB, Thierry Visart de Bocarmé, are publishing a book dedicated to the preparation of solid catalysts by “atomically-precise methods”.141103 book Hermans Visart$

There is a strong interest in the community for the preparation of catalysts with specific structures for a desired catalytic activity. Catalysts practically used in the industry remain largely ill-defined. Academically, a huge effort is made to try and correlate particles sizes and microstructure with catalytic activity. Current developments allow atomic control during the preparation, which paves the way to a true fundamental understanding of the final properties and behavior of these complex materials. The challenges lays partly in the need to bridge the gap between surface science and heterogeneous catalysis.

Atomically-Precise Methods for Synthesis of Solid Catalysts provides an overview of recent developments in heterogeneous catalysts preparation which aim at controlling the microstructure of such catalysts at the atomic scale. It is edited by active researchers in the area and it covers the following topics:

  • Bimetallic supported catalysts from single-source precursors
  • Zeolite-supported molecular metal complex catalyst
  • Surface Organometallic chemistry
  • Atomic layer deposition
  • Platinum monolayer Electrocatalysts
  • Electron microscopy of catalysts
  • Catalyst in the development of clean energy technologies
  • Catalysts prepared by bottom-up approaches for
  • hydrocarbon synthesis/conversion
  • Investigating nano-structured catalysts at the atomic-scale by field ion microscopy/atom probe tomography


I wish you an insightful reading!


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