From the Organizer:
"In experiments, providing a detailed view of the structural and chemical properties of the solid-liquid interface is extremely challenging. Very few characterization techniques can achieve true surface sensitivity in a liquid environment. Surface X-ray scattering (including crystal truncation rod analysis) stands out as a technique that can give a considerable insight into the potential-dependent behavior of adsorbates and their geometry/speciation within the double layer. Despite interpretation difficulties, this technique plays a prominent role in advancing our understanding of fundamental electrochemical processes."
December 16, 2021 at 16:00 European Time (07:00 PST, 10:00 EST, 00:00 JST)
Prof. Elizabeth Santos
Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Ulm University, Germany
Electron transfer at electrochemical interfaces:
From simple outer sphere to electrocatalytic reactions
Various aspects of electron transfer in an electrochemical environment will be discussed. Starting from the early work of Marcus and Hush to recent developments in electrocatalysis theory. Since this field is so vast, the focus will be on the role of electronic properties of the electrode, the interactions with the solvent, and the effects of nanostructured electrode materials.