Electrodeposition from Water Nanodroplets
Ever since Democritus' time, the idea of a single atom (Greek 'atomos' = indivisible) has propagated throughout science. Millenia later in our lab, we regularly measure reactivity of single, isolated atoms and small clusters using attoliter (one liter divided into a billion parts... and those parts divided into a billion parts!) water droplets. Our lab has also developed a new method of synthesizing high entropy alloy nanoparticles, and we are using these techniques to design multifunctional electrocatalysts for applications to energy storage and conversion devices.