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The School of Chemistry
University of Reading,
Dr. J.M. Elliott joined the School of Chemistry in 2000 and has research
interests in the field of mesoporous electrode materials. Current work
involves developing analytical applications of mesoporous electrodes and
attempts to correlate nanostructure with electrocatalytic activity.
Analytical applications of mesoporous
Work has concentrated on the development of
electroanalytical applications of mesoporous platinum electrodes. In
particular, the further development and application of mesoporous platinum
microelectrodes has been undertaken. Mesoporous microelectrodes provide
the unique combination of efficient mass transport together with a high
surface area. Such electrodes have proved to be very useful for studying
kinetically limited reactions.
Correlating nanostructure with
By producing mesoporous electrodes using the
technique of liquid crystal templating a degree of control over both the
nanoarchitecture and the surface area of the electrode can be achieved.
Attempts to correlate electrocatalytic activity with electrode
nanostructure are currently ongoing.
Mesoporous platinum films from lyotropic
liquid crystalline phases, *Attard
G.S., Bartlett P.N., Coleman N.R.B., Elliott J.M., Owen J.R., Wang J.H.,
Science, 1997, 278, 5339, 838-840
Nanostructured platinum films – effects of
electrodeposition conditions on film properties,
*Elliott J.M., Attard G.S., Bartlett P.N., Owen J.R., Merckel D.A.S.,
Chem. Mater., 1999, 11, 3602-3609
Platinum microelectrodes with unique high
surface areas, *Elliott J.M.
Birkin P.R, Bartlett P.N, Attard G.S., Langmuir, 1999, 22,
Electrochemical reduction of oxygen on
mesoporous platinum microelectrodes,
*Birkin P.R., Elliott J.M., Watson Y.E., Chem. Commun., 2000,
Detection of hydrogen peroxide at mesoporous
platinum microelectrodes, Evans
S.A.G., Elliott J.M., Andrews L.M., Bartlett P.N., Doyle P.J., *Denuault
G., Anal. Chem., 2002, 74, 6, 1322-1326