Argonne National Laboratory


Thematic Workshops, Tuesday, May 3, 2011

WKC. In situ Phenomena in Catalysis, Building 401, Rm A1100
Organizers: Jeff Miller (APS, Argonne CSE), Jeff Greeley (CNM), Judy Yang (EMC, Univ. Pittsburgh)

This thematic workshop will bring together experts in in-situ catalysis with interests spread across the scientific methods available through Argonne’s user facilities.  Researchers with expertise in the use of x-ray probes, transmission electron microscopy, and electronic structure theory will highlight current efforts in the dynamic characterization of heterogeneous catalysts under realistic reaction conditions.  The talks and accompanying informal discussions will encourage cross-disciplinary interactions between these thematic areas, from which new directions in the rigorous study of in-situ catalytic phenomena will emerge.


8:45 - 9:00           Welcome

9:00 - 9:50           Keynote Address:  Anders Nilsson, SLAC
                            Fundamental Studies of Fuel Cell Catalysis Using X-rays

9:50 - 10:30         Anatoly Frenkel, Yeshiva University
                            Model and Real Catalysts: Bridging the Complexity Gap

10:30 - 11:00       Break

11:00 - 11:40       Lin Chen, CSE, Argonne National Laboratory
                            Ultrafast X-ray Studies in Catalysis: Progress, Challenges, and Perspectives

11:40 - 1:00         Lunch

1:00 - 1:40           Larry Allard, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                            Recent Developments in In Situ Heating and Gas Reaction Studies of Catalytic Materials Via STEM Imaging in an Aberration-corrected Electron Microscope

1:40 - 2:20           Chris Kiely, Lehigh University
                            A More Realistic View of Supported Metal Catalysts Using Aberration-corrected Analytical Electron Microscopy

2:20 - 3:00           Eric Stach, Purdue University
                            Utilizing Environmental Transmission Electron Microscopy to Characterize Catalyst Morphology & Morphology Evolution

3:00 - 3:30           Break

3:30 - 4:10           Duane Johnson, Ames Laboratory
                            Properties of Supported Catalytic Nanoparticles – Theory and Experiment: Dependency on Size, Support, and Adsorbates

4:10 - 4:50           Felix Studt, SLAC
                            On The Activity and Selectivity of Syngas Conversion Processes

4:50 - 5:00           Farewell comments

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