November 30, 2023 3:30 p.m.End:
November 30, 2023 4:30 p.m.
Putting a New Spin on Oxygen Intermediate Detection During Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion
Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez-Lopez
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
Materials Research Laboratory, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Thursday, 11/30 @ 3:30 PM
Elucidating and controlling interfacial reactivity is key to a broad scope of electrochemical studies of catalysts, sensors, and energy storage media. I will present a modern approach to understanding the electrochemical interface using scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), a scanned probe technique capable of delivering high spatiotemporal and chemical redox resolution at active surfaces. In my talk, I will describe the main features of our instrumental setup, applications to interface and bulk nanomaterials, and emerging directions that amplify the role of hyphenated techniques coupled to the SECM into a highly versatile toolbox for manifold electrochemical processes.