Low temperature CO oxidation over supported ultrathin MgO films
Journal article, 2009

Density functional theory is used to investigate CO oxidation over an ultrathin MgO film supported on Ag(100). O-2 is found to be activated on MgO/Ag(100) whereas CO is only weakly bonded to the surface. These adsorption properties together with a low activation barrier render the MgO/Ag system an efficient catalyst for CO oxidation at low temperatures. As the predicted mechanism is general in nature, the result is suggested to have implications for a wide range of oxidation reactions.

Catalysis

CO oxidation

Nano

Materials

Author

Anders Hellman

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Chemical Physics

Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK)

Simon Klacar

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Chemical Physics

Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK)

Henrik Grönbeck

Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK)

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Chemical Physics

Journal of the American Chemical Society

0002-7863 (ISSN) 1520-5126 (eISSN)

Vol. 131 46 16636-16637

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Transport

Energy

Materials Science

Roots

Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

DOI

10.1021/ja906865f

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Created

10/8/2017