Electrocatalysis is the cornerstone of the next generation of technologies aiming to convert electrical power collected from intermittent, renewable sources into basic chemicals and fuels or the conversion of the latter in electricity. In this regard, electrocatalytic reactions, such as the electrochemical oxidation and reduction of water, the hydrogen oxidation or the carbon dioxide and oxygen reduction are all of critical importance.
The EcatalytiX symposium aims at taking a look at the current and future techniques, based on X-rays or electron beams, to observe these reactions under conditions as close as possible to operation. Gathering scientists from all Europe, the meeting wishes to shape directions to answer some of the following questions:
- How is the coupling of X-rays and electron-based techniques to electrocatalysis going to evolve in the near future and what are the main limits, challenges and solutions that it is currently facing (e.g., time resolution, beam effect, multi-scale analysis)?
- What can we learn, by operando approaches, from model systems that can be applied to large-scale electrocatalytic systems. Conversely, how can we mimic applied electrolysers or fuel cells for large instruments analytical techniques?
This symposium will be the ideal place to meet beamline scientists, microscopists and electrochemists alike, discovering state-of-the-art operando approaches and how the future of the field is shaping up.
Please note that the number of participants is limited and that the first come, first served principle will apply.
Oral communication deadline (January, 17th 2024): closed
Poster deadline (February, 09th 2024): closed
Registration & contributions invited talks deadline: February, 23rd 2024