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Redox-Mediated Reconstruction of Copper during Carbon Monoxide Oxidation
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Materials- and Nano Physics, Material Physics, MF.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0483-0602
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2014 (English)In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 118, no 29, 15902-15909 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Copper has excellent initial activity for the oxidation of CO, yet it rapidly deactivates under reaction conditions. In an effort to obtain a full picture of the dynamic morphological and chemical changes occurring on the surface of catalysts under CO oxidation conditions, a complementary set of in situ ambient pressure (AP) techniques that include scanning tunneling microscopy, infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRRAS), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy were conducted. Herein, we report in situ AP CO oxidation experiments over Cu(111) model catalysts at room temperature. Depending on the CO:O-2 ratio, Cu presents different oxidation states, leading to the coexistence of several phases. During CO oxidation, a redox cycle is observed on the substrate's surface, in which Cu atoms are oxidized and pulled from terraces and step edges and then are reduced and rejoin nearby step edges. IRRAS results confirm the presence of under-coordinated Cu atoms during the reaction. By using control experiments to isolate individual phases, it is shown that the rate for CO oxidation decreases systematically as metallic copper is fully oxidized.

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2014. Vol. 118, no 29, 15902-15909 p.
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Carbon monoxide, Catalysts, Coordination reactions, Copper, Experiments, Redox reactions, Scanning tunneling microscopy, X ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Ambient pressures, Carbon monoxide oxidation, Complementary sets, Control experiments, Infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy, Initial activity, Reaction conditions, Room temperature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-149502DOI: 10.1021/jp5050496ISI: 000339540700038Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84905018241OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-149502DiVA: diva2:740013
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Available from: 2014-08-22 Created: 2014-08-22 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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