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Proximal Probe Studies of the Electrode-Electrolyte Interface

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.B1981 Gaithersburg, MD

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Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Moffat, Thomas P. thomas.moffat@nist.gov 301.975.2143

Description

In situ scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopy are being used to investigate a variety of technologically relevant phenomena, which occur at electrode-electrolyte interfaces. Currently, we are investigating (1) metal on metal epitaxy by electrochemical processing; (2) the role of various organic and inorganic additives in the microstructural evolution of electrodeposited metal films; (3) the structure and dynamics of corroding interfaces with emphasis on de-alloying phenomenon, and formation and breakdown of passivating oxide overlayers on transition metals; (4) structure, assembly, and ordering of molecules on electrode surface relevant to molecular electronics; (5) surface alloys and alloy formation by underpotential deposition processes and kinetic trapping; and (6) the role of surface structure in electrocatalysis.

 

Keywords:
Atomic force microscopy; Corrosion; Electrodeposition; Electrodes; Electrolysis and electrolytes; Metal films; Scanning tunneling microscopy; Transition metals;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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