Gonzalo García

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In the present paper, a systematic electrochemical investigation on thiourea (TU) electrooxidation was developed on polycrystalline and (111) single-crystal gold electrodes in 0.1 M perchloric acid. The combination of cyclic voltammetry with in situ Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIRS) and differential electrochemical mass spectrometry techniques(More)
Herein the general concepts of fuel cells are discussed, with special attention to low temperature fuel cells working in alkaline media. Alkaline low temperature fuel cells could well be one of the energy sources in the next future. This technology has the potential to provide power to portable devices, transportation and stationary sectors. With the aim to(More)
To achieve complete oxidation of ethanol (EOR) to CO2, higher operating temperatures (often called intermediate-T, 150-200 °C) and appropriate catalysts are required. We examine here titanium oxycarbide (hereafter TiOxCy) as a possible alternative to standard carbon-based supports to enhance the stability of the catalyst/support assembly at intermediate-T.(More)
The role of alkali cations (Li(+), Na(+), K(+), Cs(+), and Be(2+)) on the blank voltammetric response and the oxidative stripping of carbon monoxide from stepped Pt single-crystal electrodes in alkaline media has been investigated by cyclic voltammetry. A strong influence of the nature of the cation on both the blank voltammetric profile and the CO(More)
In this work we investigate the electro-oxidation of CO on Pt(111) in alkaline solution by using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIRS), to determine the adsorption sites of the CO, the intermediate species and the final oxidation product as a function of the applied potential. Multiple CO vibration bands (on-top, bridge and 3-fold hollow site) are(More)
We show that positive solutions of a semilinear elliptic problem in the Sobolev critical exponent with Newmann conditions, related to conformal deformation of metrics in R n + , are asymptotically symmetric in a neighborhood of the origin. As a consequence, we prove for a related problem of conformal deformation of metrics in R n + that if a solution(More)
For a compact Riemannian manifold (M n , g) with boundary and dimension n, with n ≥ 2, we study the existence of metrics in the conformal class of g with scalar curvature Rg and mean curvature hg on the boundary. In this paper we find sufficient and necessary conditions for the existence of a smaller metric˜g < g with curvatures R g = Rg and h g = hg.(More)