Aliaksandr S Bandarenka

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A good heterogeneous catalyst for a given chemical reaction very often has only one specific type of surface site that is catalytically active. Widespread methodologies such as Sabatier-type activity plots determine optimal adsorption energies to maximize catalytic activity, but these are difficult to use as guidelines to devise new catalysts. We introduce(More)
Acquisition of localized electrochemical impedance spectra as a function of spatial coordinates combined with novel approaches of data analysis brings a key for visualization of two-dimensional distributions of important parameters describing solid/liquid interfaces. They include the capacitance of the electric double layer, the resistance of the(More)
Although the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is one of the fastest electrocatalytic reactions, modern polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolysers require larger platinum loadings (∼0.5-1.0 mg cm(-2)) than those in PEM fuel cell anodes and cathodes altogether (∼0.5 mg cm(-2)). Thus, catalyst optimization would help in substantially reducing the costs(More)
The goal of this manuscript is to present a new methodology for real time analysis of time-varying electrical bioimpedance data. The approach assumes that the Fricke-Morse model of living tissues is meaningful and valid within the measured frequency range (10 kHz to 1 MHz). The parameters of this model are estimated in the whole frequency range with the(More)
The development and optimisation of materials that promote electrochemical reactions have recently attracted attention mainly due to the challenge of sustainable provision of renewable energy in the future. The need for better understanding and control of electrode-electrolyte interfaces where these reactions take place, however, implies the continuous need(More)
The unexpectedly high measured activity of Pt[n(111) × (111)] and Pt[n(111) × (100)] stepped single crystal surfaces towards the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is explained utilizing the hydroxyl binding energy as the activity descriptor. Using this descriptor (estimated using experimental data obtained by different groups), a well-defined Sabatier-type(More)
Electrolyte components, which are typically not considered to be directly involved in catalytic processes at solid-liquid electrified interfaces, often demonstrate a significant or even drastic influence on the activity, stability and selectivity of electrocatalysts. While there has been certain progress in the understanding of these electrolyte effects,(More)
During the past decade, electrocatalysis has attracted significant attention primarily due to the increased interest in the development of new generations of devices for electrochemical energy conversion. This has resulted in a progress in both fundamental understanding of the complex electrocatalytic systems and in the development of efficient synthetic(More)