APS Colloquium: ‘Imaging Solid-Liquid Interfaces: From Structure to Reactivity’
Paul Fenter, Senior Physicist and Group Leader for Interfacial Processes in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering, will present “Imaging Solid-Liquid Interfaces: From Structure to Reactivity” Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at 3 p.m. in the APS Bldg. 402 Auditorium.
Abstract: Reactions between solids and liquids are critical in many aspects of the use and generation of energy, and in the nature and disposition of the associated by-products. Such reactions remain, however, poorly understood because the “inner-space”at a solid-liquid interface is obscured by the liquid, masking the relevant structure-property relationships. The availability of high-brilliance hard X-ray sources over the past two decades has revolutionized our ability to probe — and ultimately image — the molecular-scale structures and reactions at these interfaces. Examples to be presented include ordering of the water, ions, and electrolytes at charged solid-liquid interfaces, as well as using interfaces to control and guide reactions at the electrode-electrolyte interface in energy storage systems.
His bio and an abstract of his talk can be found on the Advanced Photon Source website.
The monthly APS Colloquium series benefits the Advanced Photon Source and Argonne communities by bringing distinguished scientists in all disciplines to lecture on topics of general interest.