Project

Tailored design of nanostructured bimetallic Pt-catalysts for (de)hydrogenation reactions

Duration
01 January 2017 → 31 December 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Nanophysics and nanosystems
    • Surfaces, interfaces, 2D materials
    • Solid state chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
    • Functionalisation of materials
    • Materials synthesis
    • Surface engineering
Keywords
Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) bimetallic Pt-based catalysts
 
Project description

Heterogeneous bimetallic Pt-based catalysts offer properties not found in monometallic Pt catalysts.
To develop improved Pt-based catalysts for (de)hydrogenation reactions, a strategy for controlled design of stable bimetallic nanocatalysts is proposed by means of atomic layer deposition (ALD). Optimization will be based on the variation of catalyst phase, shape and promoter element, and on managing deactivation by applying a protective coating.