The aim of this international symposium is to bring together practitioners in the three fields of catalysis, heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzyme, that utilize mostly nanosize particles. Recent advances in instrumentation, synthesis and reaction studies permit the nanoscale characterization of the catalyst systems, often for the same reaction, under similar experimental conditions. It is hoped that this circumstance will permit the development of correlations of these three different fields of catalysis on the molecular level. To further this goal we aim to uncover and focus on common concepts that emerge from nanoscale studies of structures and dynamics of the three types of catalysts.
Another area of focus that will be addressed is the impact on and correlation of nanosciences with catalysis. There is information on the electronic and atomic structures of nanoparticles and their dynamics that should have importance in catalyst design and catalytic activity and selectivity.
Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai
Department of Chemistry
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1460
Phone: + 510 642-4053
Fax: + 510 643-9668
Conference email: ISHHC13@berkeley.edu