Argonne National Laboratory




Chemically Synthesized Nanoparticles and Catalysis

April 28-29, 2011


Argonne National Laboratory
Center for Nanoscale Materials, and X-Ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source

Building 440, Conf. Rm. A105/A106

  Thursday, April 28, 2011

8:00 AM Refreshments
8:00 - 8:45 AM Registration
8:45 - 9:00 AM


9:00 - 9:45 AM

Synthesis Science: Creating Materials for Energy
John Mitchell
, Materials Science Division, ANL


9:45 - 10:30 AM

Heterogeneous catalysts need not be so heterogeneous: Synthesis and characterization of size and shape selected transition metal catalysts
Yijin Kang(1), Vicky Doan-Nquyen (2), Christopher B. Murray (1,2), (1) Department of Chemistry, (2) Materials Science, University of Pennsylvania


10:30 - 10:45 AM Break / Refreshments

10:45 - 11:30 AM

Atomic Structure of Au-Pd Binetallic Alloyed Nanoparticles
Yong Ding (1), Fengru Fan (1,2), Zhongqun Tian (2), Zhong Lin Wang (1), (1) School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, (2) Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University


11:30 - 12:15 PM

In Situ Studies of Nano Catalytic Reactions using X-ray Techniques
Randall E. Winans
Advanced Photon Source, ANL


12:15 - 1:15 PM

 Working Lunch

Synthesis of dispersible core-shell metal@oxide materials and their application as stable fuel cell catalysts
Matteo Cargnello (1,2), Noah Wieder (2), Raymond J. Gorte (2), Paolo Fornasiero (1); (1) Chemistry Department, INSTM-University of Trieste and ICCOM-CNR , Italy, (2) Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania


Bio-derived Nanoparticle Assembly and Small Angle X-ray Scattering
Byeongdu Lee, Advanced Photon Source, ANL

1:15 - 1:45 PM

Overview of Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials: A U.S. Dept. of Energy Nanoscale Science Research Center
Kathleen Carrado Gregar, Center For Nanoscale Materials, ANL

1:45 - 2:30 PM Transition-Metal Nanoclusters for Catalysis: A Primer on Their Mechanism of Formation, Stabilization and the Problem of Detecting the True Nanocluster or Other Catalyst
Richard G. Finke
Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University


2:30 - 3:15 PM

 Integration of Ambient Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy into Studies of Nanocatalysts
Franklin (Feng) Tao, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame


3:15 - 3:30 PM Break  / Refreshment

3:30 - 4:15 PM

The Importance of Nanoarchitectures in Heterogeneous Catalysis
Manos Mavrikakis, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison


4:15 - 4:45 PM

Design and Synthesis of Functional Materials
Vojislav Stamenkovic, Materials Science Division, ANL


4:45 - 5:15 PM

High Pressure Physics and Chemistry with Synchrotron Techniques
Vitalii Prakapenka, Univesity of Chicago


5:15 - 5:45 PM

The Institute for Atom-efficient Chemical Transformations (IACT) a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center
Christopher Marshall, Chemical Sciences and Engineering, ANL


5:45 - 6:00 PM Break / Refreshments
6:00 - 6:30 PM

XAS Spectroscopy of Colloidal NPs: Structure, Synthesis and Catalytic Reactions
Jeffrey T. Miller (1), T. Wu (1), Y-L. Feng (2), L. Pretzer (2), M.S. Wong (2), S. Gaur (3), J.J. Spivey (3), S. Biswas (4), C.S.S.R. Kumar (4), J. Bennett Johnson Sr .(1) (1)Chemical Science and Engineering, ANL; (2) Depatment of Chemical Engineering, Rice University; (3) Lousiana Sate University, (4) Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, LA

6:30 - 7:00 PM

Synthesis of metallic nanodumbbells and their catalytic properties
Galyna Krylova  (1), Michael Schwartz (2), Emilio Bunel (2), Christopher Marshall (2), Elena Shevchenko (1); (1) Center for Nanoscale Materials; (2) Chemical Sciences and Engineering, ANL


 Friday, April 29, 2011

8:00 AM Refreshments
8:30 - 9:15 AM

Dendrimer Templates for Supported Au Catalysts
Bert Chandler, Department of Chemistry, Trinity University


9:15 - 10:00 AM

Rational Synthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles for Catalytic Applications
Shouheng Sun, Department of Chemistry, Brown University


10:00 - 10:15 AM Break / Refreshments

10:15 - 11:00 AM

Chemically Synthetized Ni-based Intermettalic Nanoparticles - An Exciting Class of Catalysts but Can They be Synthesized by Traditional Methods?
Robert Rioux, Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Computational Studies of Pure and Mo-doped Pt Nanocatalysts: Effects of Size, Structure, and Composition
Jullius Jellinek, Chemical Sciences and Engineering, ANL


11:30 - 12:00 PM Closing Remarks
12:00 PM

Tours of the CNM and APS Facilities
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