April 20, 2020
Chemical reactions occurring at the solid/gas and solid/liquid interfaces control the functionality of a variety of energy materials used in fuel cells, batteries, and catalysts. Development of various tools that enables collecting spectroscopy and microscopy data at the molecular level and at the lower nanometer scale is essential for providing new insights into chemical reactions on energy-related interfaces. The workshop will focus on the recent technical developments of spectroscopy and microscopy techniques and their utilization for basic understanding of energy materials. More specifically, this workshop will explore the development of ambient pressure x-ray and vibrational spectroscopies and scanning probe microscopies, and their utilization on monitoring the surface reactions on heterogeneous catalysts.