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Advanced Electron Microscopy techniques applied to catalytic materials for energy generation with very low environmental impact

Objective

The use of novel electron microscopy related techniques is necessary to understand the structure of modern catalysts and, as a consequence, to improve their performance. The installation and development in the University of Cadiz of two novel techniques, Electron Tomography and quasi in situ Microscopy will help to achieve this goal. Electron Tomography is able to unveil the three dimensional structure of functional objects, with sizes in the nanometer scale. This technique will be applied to the study of the morphology and crystallography of nanoparticles. Quasi in situ Microscopy allow the study of the structure and composition at subnanometric scale of different materials in particular chemical states after chemical reactions without being exposed to the atmosphere. These techniques will be applied to the study of catalytic systems based in cerium oxide with gold as the active phase main component used for selective oxidation of CO. New formulations will be tested, including mixed oxides as support and including a second metal in the active phase.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology/mineralogy/crystallography
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrolysis

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ERG-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ERG - European Re-integration Grants (ERG)

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ
Address
Centro Cultural Reina Sofia Paseo Carlos Iii N9
11003 Cadiz
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Administrative Contact
Javier Izquierdo Antón (Mr.)