Fuel cells represent an important alternative energy source. This seminal
work brings together world leaders in the field to provide a unique
combination of state-of-the-art theory and computational and experimental
methods, emphasizing molecular understanding of fuel cell catalysis. It
covers fundamental principles and future challenges. It discusses research
themes in the surface science approach to catalytic reactions at the
solid-liquid and solid-membrane interface relevant to fuel cells. This is
a core reference for electrochemists, electrocatalysis researchers, surface
and physical chemists, chemical and automotive engineers, and researchers in
academia, research institutes, and industry.
Table Of Contents:
Preface to the Wiley Series on Electrocatalysis and Electrochemistry ix.
List of Contributors.
1. Electrocatalysis of Oxygen Reduction in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells:
A Brief History and a Critical Examination of Present Theory and
Diagnostics (Shimshon Gottesfeld).
2. Electrochemical Electron Transfer: From Marcus Theory to Electrolysis
(E. Santos and W. Schmickler).
3. Electrocatalysis and Catalyst Screening from Density Functional Theory
Calculations (J. Rossmeisl, J. Greeley, and G. S. Karlberg).
4. First-Principles Simulation of the Active Sites and Reaction Environment in
Electrocatalysis (Michael J. Janik, Sally A. Wasileski, Christopher D.
Taylor, and Matthew Neurock).
5. Ab Initio Atomistic Thermodynamics for Fuel Cell Catalysis (Timo Jacob).
6. Mechanisms of the Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide and Small Organic Molecules
at Metal Electrodes (Marc T. M. Koper, Stanley C. S. Lai, and Enrique
7. Clues for the Molecular-Level Understanding of Electrocatalysis on
Single-Crystal Platinum Surfaces Modified by p-Block Adatoms (V. Climent,
N. García-Aráez, and J.M. Feliu).
8. Electrochemistry at Well-Characterized Bimetallic Surfaces (Vojislav R.
Stamenkovic and Nenad M. Markovic).
9. Recent Developments in the Electrocatalysis of the O2 Reduction Reaction
(Ye Xu, Minhua Shao, Manos Mavrikakis, and Radoslav R. Adzic).
10. Electrocatalysis at Platinum and Bimetallic Alloys (Masahiro Watanabe and
11. Electrocatalysis for the Direct Alcohol Fuel Cell (J.-M. Leger, C.
Coutanceau, and C. Lamy).
12. Broadband Sum Frequency Generation Studies of Surface Intermediates
Involved in Fuel Cell Electrocatalysis (G. Q. Lu, A. Lagutchev, T.
Takeshita, R. L. Behrens, Dana D. Dlott, and A. Wieckowski).
13. Methanol, Formaldehyde, and Formic Acid Adsorption/Oxidation on a
Carbon-Supported Pt Nanoparticle Fuel Cell Catalyst: A Comparative
Quantitative DEMS Study (Z. Jusys and R. J. Behm).
14. The Effect of Structurally Well-Defined Pt Modification on the
Electrochemical and Electrocatalytic Properties of Ru(0001) Electrodes
(H. E. Hoster and R. J. Behm).
15. Size Effects in Electrocatalysis of Fuel Cell Reactions on Supported
Metal Nanoparticles (Frederic Maillard, Sergey Pronkin, and Elena R.
16. Support and Particle Size Effects in Electrocatalysis (Brian E. Hayden
and Jens-Peter Suchsland).
17. Electrocatalysis for Fuel Cells at Enzyme-Modified Electrodes (K. A.
Vincent, S. C. Barton, G. W. Canters, and H. A. Heering).
18. Metalloporphyrin Catalysts of Oxygen Reduction (Roman Boulatov).