chemical reactions at solid-liquid interfaces
Interfaces present unique environments conducive to chemical reactions. In particular, solid-liquid interfaces involving mineral surfaces are important to geochemical processes and facilitate catalysis, leading to applications in energy generation and storage. Our research in this area strives to understand structure, dynamics, and reactivity at liquid-solid interfaces across a range of length- and time-scales. This work in done in close contact with experimentalists, with an eye toward aiding in the interpretation of data and the design of novel materials and devices.
Q. Kang, L. Vernisse, R. C. Remsing, S. L. Shumlas, E. B. Cerkez, A. C. Thenuwara, I. G. McKendry, M. L. Klein, E. Borguet, M. J. Zdilla, D. R. Strongin, "Effect of Interlayer Spacing on the Activity of Layered Manganese Oxide Bilayer Catalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction," J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2017) [ Link | PDF ]