CEROP – Deciphering single-atom catalysis in Pt/ceria systems via advancing the CERIC operando methods

Principal Investigator (PI): Josef Mysliveček

CEROP aims at extending the knowledge about heterogeneous catalysis by applying operando and experimental methods for yielding information on catalyst interactions with realistic gaseous or liquid environments. The project will combine the CERIC techniques available at the Surface Physics Laboratory in Prague with the beamlines in Trieste, SAXS and XAS (contributed by the Austrian and the Italian CERIC partner facilities respectively).


  • Characterization of innovative Pt-ceria catalysts for PEMFC by means of ex-situ and operando X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy
    Pollastri S., Bogar M., Fiala R., Amenitsch H., Yakovlev Y., Lavacchi A., Aquilanti G., & Matolin V., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2022, DOI.
  • Interplay Among Dealloying, Ostwald Ripening, and Coalescence in Pt X Ni100–X Bimetallic Alloys under Fuel-Cell-Related Conditions, Bogar M., Yakovlev Y., Sandbeck D. J. S., Cherevko S., Matolínová I., Amenitsch H., & Khalakhan I., ACS Catalysis, 2021, DOI.
  • Durable ultra‐low‐platinum ionomer‐free anode catalyst for hydrogen proton exchange membrane fuel cell, Ostroverkh A., Dubau M., Kúš P., Haviar S., Václavů M., Šmíd B., Fiala R., Yakovlev Y., Ostroverkh Y., & Johánek V., International Journal of Energy Research, 2020, DOI.
  • Evolution of the PtNi bimetallic alloy fuel cell catalyst under simulated operational conditions, Khalakhan I., Bogar M., Vorokhta M., Kus P., Yakovlev Y., Dopita M., Sandbeck D. J. S., Cherevko S., Matolínová I., & Amenitsch H., ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2020, DOI.
  • Magnetron sputtered thin-film vertically segmented Pt-Ir catalyst supported on TiC for anode side of proton exchange membrane unitized regenerative fuel cells, Kúš P., Ostroverkh A., Khalakhan I., Fiala R., Kosto Y., Šmíd B., Lobko Y., Yakovlev Y., Nováková J., Matolínová I., & Matolín V., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2019, DOI.
  • Charge transfer and spillover phenomena in ceria-supported iridium catalysts: A model study, Lykhach Y., Kubát J., Neitzel A., Tsud N., Vorokhta M., Skála T., Dvořák F., Kosto Y., Prince K. C., Matolín V., Johánek V., Mysliveček J., & Libuda J., The Journal of chemical physics, 2019, DOI.
  • Optimization of ionomer-free ultra-low loading Pt catalyst for anode/cathode of PEMFC via magnetron sputtering, Ostroverkh A., Johánek V., Dubau M., Kúš P., Khalakhan I., Šmíd B., Fiala R., Vaclavu M., Ostroverkh Y., & Matolín V., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2019, DOI.
  • Ultimate dispersion of metallic and ionic platinum on ceria, Tovt A., Bagolini L., Dvořák F., Tran N.-D., Vorokhta M., Beranová K., Johánek V., Farnesi Camellone M., Skála T., Matolínová I., Mysliveček J., Fabris S. and Matolín V., J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, DOI.
  • Dynamical solvent effects on the charge and reactivity of ceria-supported Pt nanoclusters, Szabova L., Farnesi Camellone M., Ribeiro F. N., Matolín V., Tateyama Y., & Fabris S., (2018). . The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2018, DOI.
  • Bulk hydroxylation and effective water splitting by highly reduced cerium oxide: the role of O vacancy coordination, Dvořák F., Szabová L., Johánek V., Farnesi Camellone M., Stetsovych V., Vorokhta M., Tovt A., Skála T., Matolínová I., Tateyama Y., Mysliveček J., Fabris S., & Matolín V., ACS Catalysis, 2018, DOI.