Fundamental Concepts in Heterogeneous Catalysis

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This book is based on a graduate course and suitable as a primer for any newcomer to the field, this book is a detailed introduction to the experimental and computational methods that are used to study how solid surfaces act as catalysts.

Features include:
  • First comprehensive description of modern theory of heterogeneous catalysis
  • Basis for understanding and designing experiments in the field †
  • Allows reader to understand catalyst design principles
  • Introduction to important elements of energy transformation technology
  • Test driven at Stanford University over several semesters

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Further Reading
Surface Equilibria
4Rate Constants 4 1TheTimescale Problem in Simulating Rare Events
4Ammonia Synthesis
6Energy Trends in Catalysis
Activity andSelectivity Maps
3Sabatier Analysis
8The Electronic Factorin Heterogeneous Catalysis 8 1The dBand Modelof Chemical Bonding
9Catalyst Structure
Poisoning and Promotion of Catalysts
11Surface Electrocatalysis
Further Reading 12 Relationof ActivitytoSurface Electronic Structure

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Jens K. NÝrskov, PhD, is the Leland T. Edwards Professor of Engineering at Stanford University. He is the founding director of the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He has pioneered the development of a set of concepts allowing a molecular level understanding of surface chemical processes and heterogeneous catalysis.

Felix Studt, PhD, is a Staff Scientist at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. His SUNCAT research group focuses on understanding catalytic processes for efficient energy conversion and using this as a basis for design of new catalysts.

Frank Abild-Pedersen, PhD, is a Staff Scientist at the SUNCAT Center at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory where his group focuses on the development of theoretical models of molecule surface interactions and models describing ultrafast surface processes measured in x-ray free electron lasers.

Thomas Bligaard, PhD, is a Senior Staff Scientist at at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the deputy director for theory at the SUNCAT Center. His research group focuses on the development of electronic structure methods, kinetics tools, and data mining in catalysis.

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