School of Physical and Chemical Sciences Te Kura Matū Seminar Series

Mapping Electrocatalytic Activity at the Nanoscale

Speaker

Dr Kim McKelvey

Institute

School of Chemistry, Trinity College, Dublin

Time & Place

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:00:00 NZDT in Room 701, Level 7, WEST Building

All are welcome

Abstract

Electrochemistry involves the transfer of electrons between a chemical species and an electrode surface. However electrode surfaces are often heterogeneous, especially when observed at the nanoscale. We use scanning electrochemical cell microscopy to reveal that grain-boundaries in poly-crystalline gold have enhanced rates of electrochemical CO2 reduction.

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Biography

Dr Kim McKelvey