Presentation at Rideal 2015, Berlin

Tribute pageThe 2015 Rideal conference was organised by Profs HJ Freund and Martyn Twigg in Harnack House, Berlin. The conference started with a moving session honouring the late Prof. M. Wyn Roberts, a distinguished surface scientist and the man who first suggested holding the 2015 Rideal meeting in Berlin. Phil’s presentation at the meeting analysing Wyn’s last paper can be seen below:

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2nd Annual PCATDES meeting

Istanbul, February 15th 2015. After a very productive first day of the PCATDES annual general meeting, the delegates relax with a traditional Turkish dinner.

Well earned dinner!

Well earned dinner!

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See our presentation at the UK Catalysis conference

The presentation I gave at the excellent UK Catalysis meeting in January 2015, in Loughborough is available to view here at SlideshareAcid treated graphite

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How does nitric acid affect gold deposition on graphite?

Our latest paper has been accepted for publication in Journal of Catalysis. See the paper for free (its Open Access again!) DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2014.12.021

Figure 6 Au on HNO3This figure from the paper shows XPS data on the nature of the gold state deposited on the acid treated carbon.

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Presentation at Faraday discussion 173

See the slides I presented at Faraday discussion 173 on SlideShare. Here’s a sneak preview of one of the figuresOH version of HOPG grid black spheres:

See the whole paper for free in Faraday Discussions (its Open Access!)

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Poster at Faraday 173: Nanocarbon

September 1-3, 2014. Carlo presents a poster at Faraday Discussion 173 on his calculations on functional groups at graphite surfaces

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Royal Society Summer Science

Fantastic week in London at the beginning of July to present an exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science festival. 15 thousand visitors in 7 days and 6000 After Eight Mints to give away. We talked to loads of fascinating people about gold catalysis. See photos of the exhibit at: Royal Society 2014 https://flic.kr/s/aHsjYMhnjS and more info about the show at: http://sse.royalsociety.org/2014/14574242395_179b3a5109_z

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