Grants

Surface Physics Laboratory – Materials Science Beamline II (OP VVV)

Please follow the link in the site menu: OP VVV > SPL-MSB II.

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Fuel Cells with Low Platinum Content (OP VVV)

Please follow the link in the site menu: OP VVV > PaC-NG.

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Understanding CeO2-Supported Nanostructures: In Situ / Operando Studies of Model Catalysts (GAČR)

In this project, we propose to use the unique combination of two such state-of-the-art experimental techniques: near-ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (NAP-XPS) and near-ambient-pressure scanning probe microscopy (NAP-SPM) to probe four industrially important catalytic reactions in operando conditions (CO oxidation, water-gas shift, methane decomposition and steam reforming). Cerium oxide supported Pt and Au nanoclusters will serve as the model systems that will be studied before,...

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Hydrophilic polymer interaction with nanostructured cerium oxide towards biomedical applications (GAČR)

Cerium oxide nanoparticles (CNPs) are receiving much attention as a potential antioxidant agent in medicine since their possibility to regenerate the initial oxidation state through redox reactions. However, the role of hydrophilic coating on CNPs in mediating the reaction between reactive oxygen species and the cerium oxide surface is not fully characterized. This proposal aims at narrowing the gap between fundamental knowledge of polymer interaction with cerium oxide under operando conditions...

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Novel materials for proton exchange membrane water electrolyzers (GAČR)

The project deals with preparation, thorough characterization and testing of novel nanostructured materials and catalysts for use in proton exchange membrane water electrolyzers. Catalysts will be designed with emphasis on reducing the noble metal loading without significant performance drop. We will approach the task from two different directions: i) We will study new high-surface catalyst supports in order to enlarge the active area of catalyst. ii ) We will focus on creating mixed, multi-elemental...

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„Scale up“ technológie modifikovanej protónovo-vodivej membrány pre priemyselné použitie vo vodíkových palivových článkoch a elektrolyzéroch vody (TAČR)

Vodíkové palivové články (PEM-FC) a elektrolyzéry vody (PEM-WE) s protónovo-vodivou membránou sú základnými stavebnými kameňmi konceptu vodíkového hospodárstva. Tieto elektrochemické zariadenia umožňujú premenu a uskladnenie elektrickej energie z obnoviteľných zdrojov (napr. slnka, či vetru) na vodík v čase jej prebytku a následnú spätnú premenu vodíku na elektrinu v prípade jej nedostatku. Palivové články dnes nájdeme napríklad aj v automobilovom priemysle, pričom elektrolyzéry sú zase…

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Study of thin-film Ir-Ru based catalyst for proton exchange membrane water electrolyzer (GAUK)

This project deals with the possibility of reducing the amount of noble metals in the catalytic layers of an electrolyzer with the proton exchange membrane (PEM-WE). PEM-WE is an important part of the hydrogen economy as it allows storage of the overproduced energy from the renewable sources in the form of chemical energy. Significant decreasing of the amount of used catalyst can be achieved non-conventionally by...

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Detection mechanisms on chemiresistors with a sensitive layer based on nanostructured oxides (GAČR)

[Finished] The project aims at preparation of nanostructured oxidic materials (SnO2, WO3, ZnO a In2O3), intended for sensitive layers of chemiresistors, and study of surface reactions taking place during the detection of selected classes of gaseous analytes (oxidizing gases - O2, NO2; reducing gases - H2, CH4; gases/vapours that can form hydrogen bonds with oxidic surface - H2O, NH3; unsaturated hydrocarbons; alcohols and ketones) on these layers. In the framework of the project a new...

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Surface Physics Laboratory – Materials Science Beamline (specific grant)

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[Finished] The specific grant has been provided to support the solution of a large infrastructure project, Surface Physics Laboratory – Materials Science Beamline.

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