Matthew J Kale

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Engineering heterogeneous metal catalysts for high selectivity in thermal driven reactions typically involves the synthesis of nanostructures with well-controlled geometries and compositions. However, inherent relationships between the energetics of elementary steps limit the control of catalytic selectivity through these approaches. Photon excitation of(More)
Efficient photocatalysis requires multifunctional materials that absorb photons and generate energetic charge carriers at catalytic active sites to facilitate a desired chemical reaction. Antenna-reactor complexes are an emerging multifunctional photocatalytic structure where the strong, localized near field of the plasmonic metal nanoparticle (e.g., Ag) is(More)
Atomic-scale insights into how supported metal nanoparticles catalyze chemical reactions are critical for the optimization of chemical conversion processes. It is well-known that different geometric configurations of surface atoms on supported metal nanoparticles have different catalytic reactivity and that the adsorption of reactive species can cause(More)
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