Javier GIORGI - How do we probe catalytic processes? Surface techniques and their applications to “see” what happens during reactions


Javier GIORGI, Full Professor of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

University of Ottawa


15h45 - 17h30


Amphi PC

We will explore different surface techniques, from the traditional laboratory XPS as applied to identify atomic composition on single crystals to synchrotron techniques used to identify interphase species present at nanoparticle surfaces in solution. In that journey we will look at examples of the application of these technique in the understanding of heterogenous catalysis.