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Nanoscale Electrochemistry in Ionic Liquids

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Organization address
address: Kirby Corner Road - University House
postcode: CV4 8UW

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 183˙454 €
 EC max contribution 183˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-17   to  2018-10-16


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK UK (COVENTRY) coordinator 183˙454.00


 Project objective

This proposal presents unique approaches for the characterization of charged interfaces and interfacial phenomena at the nanoscale in ionic liquid (IL) media, through the implementation of innovative, quantitative high resolution scanning probe (electrochemical) microscopy techniques. The overarching goal is to introduce new methodology that will enable a comprehensive understanding of interfacial phenomena in these neoteric solvents and bring major new insights on the functional properties of surfaces and nanomaterials. The scientific scope of this project involves: (i) the characterization and mapping of the electrical double layer at IL/electrode interfaces; (ii) visualization of reactivity at the nanoscale using functional imaging techniques and; (iii) single-entity electrochemistry in ILs, from individual nanoparticles (NPs) to single molecules. The reactivity mapping and single NP studies will focus on assessing the electrocatalytic activity of novel nanomaterials (e.g., graphene, nanotubes, metal and metal-oxide NPs) towards the hydrogen evolution and oxygen reduction reactions, which are of fundamental and technological (e.g., fuel cells, lithium-air batteries, water splitting etc.) importance. The research proposal is highly interdisciplinary, and there is a natural synergistic fit between the Fellow’s profile and activities at the Host Warwick group. The proposal draws on Fellow’s strong background in electrochemistry, particularly his expertise in applying ILs in fundamental and applied electrochemical research, which will be married with the world-leading research on innovative nanoscale electrochemical imaging techniques developed at Warwick. With considerable support and world-class expertise from the Host group and its collaborators, this project will provide the applicant, Dr. Cameron Bentley, with an outstanding opportunity to develop personally and professionally, by pioneering a new area of research in a new geographic location.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Cameron L. Bentley, Minkyung Kang, Patrick R. Unwin
Nanoscale Surface Structure–Activity in Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis
published pages: 2179-2193, ISSN: 0002-7863, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b09828
Journal of the American Chemical Society 141/6 2019-09-25
2019 Lewis C. Yule, Cameron L. Bentley, Geoff West, Barbara A. Shollock, Patrick R. Unwin
Scanning electrochemical cell microscopy: A versatile method for highly localised corrosion related measurements on metal surfaces
published pages: 80-88, ISSN: 0013-4686, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2018.12.054
Electrochimica Acta 298 2019-09-25
2019 Binglin Tao, Lewis C. Yule, Enrico Daviddi, Cameron L. Bentley, Patrick R. Unwin
Correlative Electrochemical Microscopy of Li-Ion (De)intercalation at a Series of Individual LiMn 2 O 4 Particles
published pages: 4606-4611, ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201814505
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 58/14 2019-09-25
2018 Cameron L. Bentley, Alan M. Bond, Jie Zhang
Voltammetric Perspectives on the Acidity Scale and H + /H 2 Process in Ionic Liquid Media
published pages: 397-419, ISSN: 1936-1327, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-anchem-061417-010022
Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry 11/1 2019-09-25
2017 Cameron L. Bentley, Minkyung Kang, Faduma M. Maddar, Fengwang Li, Marc Walker, Jie Zhang, Patrick R. Unwin
Electrochemical maps and movies of the hydrogen evolution reaction on natural crystals of molybdenite (MoS 2 ): basal vs. edge plane activity
published pages: 6583-6593, ISSN: 2041-6520, DOI: 10.1039/C7SC02545A
Chemical Science 8/9 2019-09-25
2017 Cameron L. Bentley, Minkyung Kang, Patrick R. Unwin
Nanoscale Structure Dynamics within Electrocatalytic Materials
published pages: 16813-16821, ISSN: 0002-7863, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b09355
Journal of the American Chemical Society 139/46 2019-09-25
2017 Cameron L. Bentley, Minkyung Kang, Patrick R. Unwin
Scanning electrochemical cell microscopy: New perspectives on electrode processes in action
published pages: 23-30, ISSN: 2451-9103, DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2017.06.011
Current Opinion in Electrochemistry 6/1 2019-09-25
2017 Minkyung Kang, David Perry, Cameron L. Bentley, Geoff West, Ashley Page, Patrick R. Unwin
Simultaneous Topography and Reaction Flux Mapping at and around Electrocatalytic Nanoparticles
published pages: 9525-9535, ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b05435
ACS Nano 11/9 2019-09-25
2018 Cameron L. Bentley, Patrick R. Unwin
Nanoscale electrochemical movies and synchronous topographical mapping of electrocatalytic materials
published pages: 365-379, ISSN: 1359-6640, DOI: 10.1039/C8FD00028J
Faraday Discussions 210 2019-09-25
2018 Cameron L. Bentley, David Perry, Patrick R. Unwin
Stability and Placement of Ag/AgCl Quasi-Reference Counter Electrodes in Confined Electrochemical Cells
published pages: 7700-7707, ISSN: 0003-2700, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b01588
Analytical Chemistry 90/12 2019-09-25
2018 Cameron L. Bentley, Alan M. Bond, Jie Zhang
Voltammetric Perspectives on the Acidity Scale and H + /H 2 Process in Ionic Liquid Media
published pages: 397-419, ISSN: 1936-1327, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-anchem-061417-010022
Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry 11/1 2019-09-25
2018 Cameron L. Bentley, Corina Andronescu, Mathias Smialkowski, Minkyung Kang, Tsvetan Tarnev, Bernd Marler, Patrick R. Unwin, Ulf-Peter Apfel, Wolfgang Schuhmann
Local Surface Structure and Composition Control the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction on Iron Nickel Sulfides
published pages: 4093-4097, ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201712679
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 57/15 2019-09-25

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