electrochemistry

JACS paper!

Under leadership of Akihiro Uehara a combined electrochemical/X-ray absorption spectroscopy study deconstructing the famous Brust-Schiffrin synthesis of gold nanoparticles has been carried out. The results elucidates some of the transformations taking place during this two-phase synthesis. The results show that the reaction at the oil-water interface includes a time dependent evolution of the Au(I) species …

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Congratulations Chris!

Congratulations are in order to our group member Chris Maher, who passed his PhD viva today subject to only minor corrections to his dissertation entitled “OPTIONS FOR TREATMENT OF LEGACY AND ADVANCED NUCLEAR FUELS”. Last updated: 3rd April, 2014

Paper on Novel Spectroelectrochemical Technique

A windowless electrochemical cell for the spectroscopic investigation of the liquid-liquid interface, using a dual droplet configuration, has been designed. The setup permits in situ probing of the bulk solutions and the interfacial region by fibre-optic UV-vis spectroscopy, microfocus X-ray fluorescence (XRF) elemental mapping, and microfocus X-ray absorption near-edge structure (micro-XANES) spectroscopy. The electrodeposition of …

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New publication: gold nanoparticle nucleation at liquid/liquid interfaces

The first publication from the EPSRC/NSF collaboration has appeared in press: Inhibited and Enhanced Nucleation of Gold Nanoparticles at the Water|1,2-Dichloroethane Interface Y. Gründer, H.L.T. Ho, J.F.W. Mosselmans, S.L.M. Schroeder, R.A.W. Dryfe Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13 (2011), 15681-15689. DOI:10.1039/C1CP21536A Last updated: 17th August, 2011