Dr. Matthijs A. van Spronsen, M.Sc.
Researcher in chemical reactions on interfaces & surfaces

Peer-reviewed publications

First-author papers

  • Dynamics of Surface Alloys: Rearrangement of Pd/Ag(111) Induced by CO and O2,
    Matthijs A. van Spronsen, Kaining Daunmu, ..., and Cynthia M. Friend, accepted, 2018
    10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08849
  • Surface science under reaction conditions: CO oxidation on Pt and Pd model catalysts
    Matthijs A. van Spronsen, Joost W.M. Frenken, and Irene M.N. Groot, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 43474374
    10.1039/C7CS00045F
  • Observing the oxidation of platinum
    Matthijs A. van Spronsen, Joost W.M. Frenken, and Irene M.N. Groot, Nat. Comm. 2017, 8, 429
    10.1038/s41467-017-00643-z 
  • A comparison of CO oxidation by hydroxyl and atomic oxygen from water on low-coordinated Au atoms
    Matthijs A. van Spronsen, Kees-Jan Weststrate, and Ludo B.F. Juurlink, ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 70517068
    10.1021/acscatal.6b01720
  • Hydrophilic interaction between low-coordinated Au and water: H2O/Au(310) studied with TPD and XPS
    Matthijs A. van Spronsen, ..., and Ludo B.F. Juurlink, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2016, 120, 86938703
    10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b00912
  • High-pressure operando STM studies giving insight in CO oxidation and NO reduction over Pt(1 1 0)
    Matthijs A. van Spronsen, ..., and Irene M. N. Groot, Catal. Today 2015, 244, 8595
    10.1016/j.cattod.2014.07.008

Coauthor publications

  • Oxygen adsorption on spontaneously reconstructed Au(511)
    Fang Xu, ..., Matthijs A. van Spronsen, Robert J. Madix, and Cynthia M. Friend, Surf. Sci. 2019, 679, 296303
    10.1016/j.susc.2018.09.012
  • Synchrotron-based ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of hydrogen and helium
    Jian-Qiang Zhong, ..., Matthijs A. van Spronsen, Deyu Lu, and J. Anibal Boscoboinik, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2018, 112, 091602
    doi.org/10.1063/1.5022479
  • Oxygen-promoted methane activation on copper
    Tianchao Niu, ..., Matthijs A. van Spronsen, ..., and Dario Stacciola, J. Phys. Chem. B 2017, 122, 855–863
    10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06956
  • O2 activation by metal surfaces: implications for bonding and reactivity on heterogeneous catalysts
    Matthew M. Montemore, Matthijs A. van Spronsen, Robert J. Madix, and Cynthia M. Friend, Chem. Soc. 2017, 118, 2816–2862
    10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00217
  • Simultaneous scanning tunneling microscopy and synchrotron X-ray measurements in a gas environment
    Rom V. Mom, ..., Matthijs A. van Spronsen, ..., and Irene M. N. Groot, Ultramicroscopy 2017, 182, 233–242
    10.1016/j.ultramic.2017.07.011
  • Fast and reliable pre-approach for scanning probe microscopes based on tip-sample capacitance
    J. Marc Voogd, Matthijs A. van Spronsen, ..., and Marcel J. Rost, Ultramicroscopy 2017, 181, 61–69
    10.1016/j.ultramic.2017.05.009
  • Oxidation of CO on Pd (1 0 0): on the structural evolution of the PdO layer during the self sustained oscillation regime
    Willem G. Onderwaater, ..., Matthijs A. van Spronsen, ..., and Joost W. M. Frenken, Catal., Struc., and React. 2017, 3, 89–94
    10.1080/2055074X.2017.1280641
  • In situ studies of NO reduction by H2 over Pt using surface X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy
    Sander B. Roobol, ..., Matthijs A. van Spronsen, ..., and Irene M. N. Groot, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 8485–8495
    10.1039/C6CP08041C
  • In situ observation of self-assembled hydrocarbon Fischer–Tropsch products on a cobalt catalyst
    Violeta Navarro, Matthijs A. van Spronsen, and Joost W. M. Frenken, Nat. Chem. 2016, 8, 929–934
    10.1038/nchem.2613
  • Combined scanning probe microscopy and x-ray scattering instrument for in situ catalysis investigations
    Willem G. Onderwaater, ..., Matthijs A. van Spronsen, ..., and Joost W. M. Frenken, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2016, 87, 113705
    10.1063/1.4968804
  • The ReactorAFM: Non-contact atomic force microscope operating under high-pressure and high-temperature catalytic conditions
    Sander B. Roobol, ..., Matthijs A. van Spronsen, ..., and Joost W. M. Frenken, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2015, 86, 033706
    10.1063/1.4916194
  • The ReactorSTM: Atomically resolved scanning tunneling microscopy under high-pressure, high-temperature catalytic reaction conditions
    Cees T. Herbschleb, ..., Matthijs A. van Spronsen, ..., and Joost W. M. Frenken, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2014, 85, 083703
    10.1063/1.4891811
  • The Role of an Organic Cap in Nanoparticle Catalysis: Reversible Restructuring of Carbonaceous Material Controls Catalytic Activity of Platinum Nanoparticles for Ethylene Hydrogenation and Methanol Oxidation
    L. Robert Baker, ..., Matthijs A. van Spronsen, ..., and Gabor A. Somorjai, Catal. Lett., 2012, 142, 1286–1294
    10.1007/s10562-012-0904-3
  • Furfuraldehyde Hydrogenation on Titanium Oxide-Supported Platinum Nanoparticles Studied by Sum Frequency Generation Vibrational Spectroscopy: Acid–Base Catalysis Explains the Molecular Origin of Strong Metal–Support Interactions
    L. Robert Baker, ..., Matthijs A. van Spronsen, ..., and Gabor A. Somorjai, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 14208–14216
    10.1021/ja306079h
  • CO and H2O adsorption and reaction on Au(310)
    Maarten E. van Reijzen, Matthijs A. van Spronsen, Joris C. Docter, and Ludo B. F. Juurlink, Surf. Sci. 2011, 605, 1726–1731
    10.1016/j.susc.2011.06.006