Heterogeneous single-atom catalysis is receiving a great deal of interest due to its promise for delivering a new generation of active and selective catalysts that utilize metals at the ultimate limit of atom efficiency. While the recent literature contains a vast number of reports of the synthesis and application of new catalysts, there is a distinct lack of fundamental understanding of the exact nature of the active sites and their operating mechanism. Therefore, for this field to achieve its full potential, a deeper level of atomic-scale structure-function studies are needed to guide the rational development of new catalysts.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Precious metals
E. Charles H. Sykes, Tufts University
Phillip Christopher, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jun Li, Tsinghua University
Angelos Michaelides, University College London
Lai-Sheng Wang, Brown University
Emily Weiss, Northwestern University
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