OE29 The Instruments of Nanocatalysis that Provide Molecular Information under Catalytic Reaction Conditions. Selected Applications

Tuesday, June 7, 2011: 3:40 PM
Ambassador Ballroom 2 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Gabor A. Somorjai, Selim Alayoglu and Vladimir Pushkarev, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

The turnover rates and selectivity of multipath catalytic hydrocarbon conversion reactions on monodisperse metal nanoparticles in the 1-10 nm range are dependent on their size and shape.  Instruments have been developed that monitor the surfaces under reaction conditions  on the molecular scale that reveal  reasons for size and shape sensitivity. 

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