Dr. Nikolay G. Dimitrov
Professor of Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Electrodeposition, Electrocatalysis and Materials Science
- B.S./M.S., Chemistry/Theoretical Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria,1987
- PhD, Chemistry/Electrochemistry, Department of Electrocatalysis and Electrocrystallization, Central Laboratory of Electrochemical Power Sources, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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The interests of our research encompass large perimeter of studies in the field of fundamental and applied electrochemistry. Our long term focus has been on understanding the growth of metals and alloys at atomic scale and on studying processes of selective alloy dissolution from the stand point of morphological and structural evolution of the remaining substrate. The accumulation of fundamental knowledge in our core areas of interest enables appropriate combinations of developed by us approaches for the synthesis of continuous, nano-sized materials with precisely controlled structure and functionality that makes them a feasible alternative to nanoparticles. Applications of these materials benefit energy sources, instrumental methods, and environmental remediation. Aspects of our interest with applied implication are associated with understanding, controlling and improving the reliability of interconnects in products of the electronic industry. Projects entertaining specific components of our research activities are supported by grants from NSF, NYSERDA, NYSTAR (through IEEC-Binghamton), and industrial partners.
M. Fayette, J. Nutariya, N. Vasiljevic, and N. Dimitrov, A Study of Pt Dissolution during Formic Acid Oxidation, ACS Catalysis, 2013, 3, 1709−1718.
C. Mitchell, M. Fayette, and N. Dimitrov, Homo- and Hetero-Epitaxial Deposition of Au by Surface Limited Redox Replacement of Pb Underpotentially Deposited Layer in One-Cell Configuration, Electrochimica Acta, 2012, 85, 450-458.
D. A. McCurry, M.Kamundi, M. Fayette, F. Wafula, N. Dimitrov, All Electrochemical Fabrication of a Platinized Nanoporous Au Thin-Film Catalyst, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2011, 3, 4459.
M. Fayette, Y. Liu, D. Bertrand, J. Nutariya, N. Vasiljevic, N. Dimitrov, From Au to Pt via Surface Limited Redox Replacement of Pb UPD in One-Cell Configuration, Langmuir, 2011, 27, 5650.
Dan Xu, S. Bliznakov, Zhaoping Liu, Jiye Fang, and N. Dimitrov, Composition-Dependent Electrocatalytic Activity of Pt-Cu Nanocube Catalysts towards Formic Acid Oxidation, Angewandte Chemie, 2010, 49, 1.
Y. Liu, L. Yin, S. Bliznakov, P. Kondos, P. Borgesen, D.W. Henderson, C. Parks, J. Wang, E.J. Cotts, and N. Dimitrov, Improving Copper Electrodeposition in the Microelectronics Industry, IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies , 2010, 33, 127.
Y. Liu, S. Bliznakov and N. Dimitrov, Comprehensive Study of the Application of a Pb Underpotential Deposition-Assisted Method for Surface Area Measurement of Metallic Nanoporous Materials, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113, 12362.