"high throughput"
surface science

High Throughput Discovery and Optimisation of Electrocatalysts

The High-Throughput synthetic method has been combined with silicon based micro-fabricated electrode arrays and fast electrochemical screening methods in order to evaluate the activity, selectivity and stability of new alloy electrocatalysts. Both continuous thin film and supported particle catalysts have been synthesised and screened. Of particular interest have been reactions and environments relevant to the Polymer Electrode Membrane Fuel Cell (PEM-FC), the Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) and Nitrate Reduction for its removal from Groundwater and Industrial Waste Streams.

"Electro-catalytic Reduction of Nitrate on Activated Rhodium Electrode Surfaces"
Brian E. Hayden, Philip M. Tucker and Michael J. Waite
J.Applied Electrochemistry 34 (2004) 781-796

"Combinatorial Electrochemical Screening of Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts"
Sam Guerin, Brian E. Hayden*, Christopher E. Lee, Claire Mormiche, John R. Owen, Andrea E. Russell, Brian Theobald and David Thompsett
J.Combinatorial Chemistry, 6 (2004) 149

"High Throughput Synthesis and Screening of Ternary Metal Alloys for Electrocatalysis"
Samuel Guerin, Brian E. Hayden, Christopher E. Lee, Claire Mormiche, Andrea E. Russell
J.Phys.Chem.B 110 (2006) 14355-14362

"A Combinatorial Approach to the Study of Particle Size Effects in Electrocatalysis: Oxygen reduction on Au"
Samuel Guerin, Brian E. Hayden, Derek Pletcher, Michael E. Rendall and Jens-Peter Suchsland
J. Comb. Chem. 8 (2006) 679-686

"Enhanced Activity for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of CO on Titania Supported Au Nano-Particles"
Brian E. Hayden, Derek Pletcher and Jens-Peter Suchsland
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 46 (2007) 3530-3532