Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 15, Issue 7, pp 1425–1435

Bridging electrochemistry and heterogeneous catalysis


    • Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Patras
    • Academy of Athens

DOI: 10.1007/s10008-011-1336-5

Cite this article as:
Vayenas, C.G. J Solid State Electrochem (2011) 15: 1425. doi:10.1007/s10008-011-1336-5


The discovery of the effect of the electrochemical promotion of catalysis (EPOC) or non-Faradaic electrochemical modification of catalytic activity (NEMCA effect) is described together with the key steps of its exploration at high pressure and high vacuum and its rationalization via electrochemical and surface science techniques. Recent attempts for its practical utilization are also surveyed.

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