The evolution of model catalytic systems; studies of structure, bonding and dynamics from single crystal metal surfaces to nanoparticles, and from low pressure (<10(-3) Torr) to high pressure (>10(-3) Torr) to liquid interfaces.

@article{Somorjai2007TheEO,
  title={The evolution of model catalytic systems; studies of structure, bonding and dynamics from single crystal metal surfaces to nanoparticles, and from low pressure (<10(-3) Torr) to high pressure (>10(-3) Torr) to liquid interfaces.},
  author={Gabor A Somorjai and Roger L. York and Derek R. Butcher and Jeong Young Park},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 27},
  pages={3500-13}
}
The material and pressure gap has been a long standing challenge in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and have transformed surface science and biointerfacial research. In heterogeneous catalysis, the material gap refers to the discontinuity between well-characterized model systems and industrially relevant catalysts. Single crystal metal surfaces have been useful model systems to elucidate the role of surface defects and the mobility of reaction intermediates in catalytic reactivity and… CONTINUE READING