Electrochemical Studies Under High p,T Conditions

New technologies for energy conversion and hydrogen production are demanding experimental tools that can provide accurate information about the behaviour of materials under wide range of temperature and pressure conditions without the limitations of current methods. One of our major goals in this area is to develop a flow-cell for spectroelectrochemical studies under subcritical and supercritical water conditions to study the catalytic activity of metals and metal oxides toward the reduction of oxygen and production of hydrogen by splitting of water. 

Selected publications:

  1. Samiee F., Pedron F., Estrin D., Trevani L. (2016). Experimental and theoretical study of the high-temperature UV-visible spectra of aqueous hydroquinone and 1,4-benzoquinone. J. Phys. Chem. B, 120(40) 10547-10552.

  2. Trevani LN., Roberts J.C., Tremaine P.R. (2001). Copper(II)-ammonia complexation equilibria in aqueous solutions at temperatures from 303 to 523 K by visible spectroscopy,  J. Solution Chem., 30(7),  585-622.

  3. Trevani L.N., Calvo E., Corti H.R. (2000). Diffusion coefficients of iodide in high temperature aqueous solutions, Electrochem. Commun., 2(5),  312-316.