Björn Wickman

Forskarassistent at Department of Physics, Chemical Physics

My research is in the fields of electrocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis and surface reactions for environmental and sustainable energy applications. The activities include studies of the electrodes and catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation and electrolysis to create sustainable fuels, as well as water cleaning projects. By designing well controlled model systems in combination with powerful analysis and characterization techniques, improved understanding of a large range of important electrochemical systems is obtained.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2016–2017

Platinum alloyed with yttrium for improved fuel cells

Björn Wickman Department of Physics, Chemical Physics
ÅForsk (Ångpanneföreningens Foundation for Research and Development)

2016–2017

Vattenrening och återvinning av tungmetaller med elektrokemiska lageringar

Björn Wickman Department of Physics, Chemical Physics
ÅForsk (Ångpanneföreningens Foundation for Research and Development)

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Publications

2017

Iron Oxide Films Prepared by Rapid Thermal Processing for Solar Energy Conversion

Björn Wickman, A. B. Fanta, A. Burrows et al
Scientific Reports. Vol. 7
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Nanoplasmonic sensing of Pb-acid and Li-ion batteries

DAVID JOHANSSON, Jenny Andersson, Björn Wickman et al
Presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sensors and Electronic Instrumental Advances (SEIA), Barcelona, Spain, September 22 – 23, 2016
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Using oxide nanostructures to improve photoelectrodes: a first-principles study

Björn Wickman,
CECAM Workshop Interface processes in photochemical water splitting: Theory meets experiment, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 27 – 30, 2016
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Electrochemical Performance of Thin-Film Pt3y Electrodes in PEMFC

Björn Eriksson, Niklas Lindahl, Björn Wickman et al
230th ECS Meeting, Honolulu, USA, October 2 – 7, 2016
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

PtY thin films as highly active catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction

N. Lindahl, E Zumburlini, L. Feng et al
European Materials Research Society 2016 Spring meeting, Lille, France, May 2 - 5, 2016
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Tailoring Charge Recombination in Photoelectrodes Using Oxide Nanostructures

Beniamino Iandolo, Björn Wickman, Elin Svensson et al
Nano letters. Vol. 16 (4), p. 2381-2386
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Combining electrochemical and in-situ optical characterization of Pt and its alloys

N. Lindahl, L. Feng, Björn Wickman et al
3rd international workshop on degradation issues of fuel cells and electrolysers, Santorini, Greece, September 29 - October 1, 2015
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

The rise of hematite: origin and strategies to reduce the high onset potential for the oxygen evolution reaction

Beniamino Iandolo, Björn Wickman, Igor Zoric et al
Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Vol. 3 (33), p. 16896-16912
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Electro-oxidation of water on hematite: Effects of surface termination and oxygen vacancies investigated by first-principles

Anders Hellman, Beniamino Iandolo, Björn Wickman et al
Surface Science. Vol. 640, p. 45-49
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Correlating flat band and onset potentials for solar water splitting on model hematite photoanodes

Beniamino Iandolo, H. Zhang, Björn Wickman et al
RSC Advances. Vol. 5 (75), p. 61021-61030
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Depth probing of the hydride formation process in thin Pd films by combined electrochemistry and fiber optics-based in situ UV/vis spectroscopy

Björn Wickman, Mattias Fredriksson, Ligang Feng et al
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Vol. 17 (29), p. 18953-18960
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Activity of Platinum/Carbon and Palladium/Carbon Catalysts Promoted by Ni2P in Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells

Guoqiang Li, Ligang Feng, Jinfa Chang et al
ChemSusChem. Vol. 7 (12), p. 3374-3381
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Benchmarking the Stability of Oxygen Evolution Reaction Catalysts: The Importance of Monitoring Mass Losses

Rasmus Frydendal, Elisa A. Paoli, Brian P. Knudsen et al
ChemElectroChem. Vol. 1 (12), p. 2075-2081
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Faradaic efficiency of O-2 evolution on metal nanoparticle sensitized hematite photoanodes

Beniamino Iandolo, Björn Wickman, B. Seger et al
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Vol. 16 (3), p. 1271-1275
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Alloy catalyst material

Ifan Stephens, Arnau Verdaguer-Casadevall, Björn Wickman et al
Patent
2013

The impact of iridium on the stability of platinum on carbon thin-film model electrodes

M. Wesselmark, Björn Wickman, C. Lagergren et al
Electrochimica Acta. Vol. 111, p. 152-159
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Enabling direct H2O2 production through rational electrocatalyst design

S. Siahrostami, A. Verdaguer-Casadevall, M. Karamad et al
Nature Materials. Vol. 12 (12), p. 1137-1143
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Mass transport effects in CO adsorption and continuous CO electrooxidation over regular arrays of Pt nanostructures on planar glassy carbon supports

H Schwechten, M Heinen, Yvonne E. Seidel et al
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry. Vol. 662 (1), p. 157-168
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Tungsten oxide in polymer electrolyte fuel cell electrodes - A thin-film model electrode study

Björn Wickman, Maria Wesselmark, Carina Lagergren et al
Electrochimica Acta. Vol. 56 (26), p. 9496-9503
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Fabrication of poly- and single-crystalline platinum nanostructures using hole-mask colloidal lithography, electrodeposition and annealing

Björn Wickman, Hans Fredriksson, Stefan Gustafsson et al
Nanotechnology. Vol. 22 (34), p. 345302
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Fabrication of Pt/Ru Nanoparticle Pair Arrays with Controlled Separation and their Electrocatalytic Properties

Björn Wickman, Y. E. Seidel, Z. Jusys et al
ACS Nano. Vol. 5 (4), p. 2547-2558
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Hydrogen oxidation reaction on thin platinum electrodes in the polymer electrolyte fuel cell

M. Wesselmark, Björn Wickman, C. Lagergren et al
Electrochemistry Communications. Vol. 12 (11), p. 1585-1588
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Transport effects in the electrooxidation of methanol studied on nanostructured Pt/glassy carbon electrodes

Y.E. Seidel, A. Schneider, Z. Jusys et al
Langmuir. Vol. 26 (5), p. 3569-3578
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Corrosion induced degradation of Pt/C model electrodes measured with electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance

Björn Wickman, Henrik Grönbeck, Per Hanarp et al
Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Vol. 157 (4), p. B592-B598
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Electrochemical performance and stability of thin film electrodes with metal oxides in polymer electrolyte fuel cells

M. Wesselmark, Björn Wickman, C. Lagergren et al
Electrochimica Acta. Vol. 55 (26), p. 7590-7596
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Electrocatalysis and transport effects on nanostructured Pt/GC electrodes

R. W. Lindström, Y.E. Seidel, Z. Jusys et al
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry. Vol. 644 (2), p. 90-102
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

Mesoscopic transport effects in electrocatalytic reactions

Y.E. Seidel, Z. Jusys, Björn Wickman et al
ECS Transactions: Electrochemistry: Symposium on Interfacial Electrochemistry in Honor of Brian E. Conway - 216th ECS Meeting; Vienna; Austria; 4 October 2009 through 9 October 2009. Vol. 25 (23), p. 91-102
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Electrocatalytic properties of Pt/Ru nanoparticle pair arrays with controlled separation

Björn Wickman, Y.E. Seidel, Z. Jusys et al
Microscopic Views on Interface Phenomena – From Surface Science to Fuel Cell Catalysis; Reisensburg, Germany; December 3-5, 2009
Conference poster
2008

Mesoscopic mass transport effects in electrocatalytic processes

Y. E. Seidel, A. Schneider, Z. Jusys et al
Faraday discussions. Vol. 140, p. 167-184
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Nanostructured glassy-carbon-supported Pt/GC elecrodes: The presence of secondary pt nanostructures and how to avoid them

Y.E. Seidel, M. Müller, Z. Jusys et al
Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Vol. 155 (10), p. K171-K179
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Transport effects in the oxygen reduction reaction on nanostructured, planar glassy carbon supported Pt/GC model electrodes

A. Schneider, L Colmenares, Y.E. Seidel et al
Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP. Vol. 10 (14), p. 1931-1943
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Nanometer-thick films of titanium oxide acting as electrolyte in the polymer electrolyte fuel cell

Henrik Ekström, Björn Wickman, Marie Gustavsson et al
Electrochimica Acta. Vol. 52 (12), p. 4239-4245
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Modeling mass transport with microkinetics in monolithic NOx storage and reduction catalyst

Björn Wickman, Andreas Lundström, Jonas Sjöblom et al
Topics in Catalysis. Vol. 42-43 (1-4), p. 123-127
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2006

Modelling Mass Transport with Microkinetics in Monolithic NOX Storage and Reduction Catalyst

Björn Wickman, Andreas Lundström, Jonas Sjöblom et al
CAPoC7, August 30-September 1, 2006, Brussels, Belgium
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Simulation of heterogenous catalysis using finite element method

Andreas Lundström, Björn Wickman,
Master's Thesis