Ostwald ripening in a Pt/SiO2 model catalyst studied by in situ TEM
Journal article, 2011

Sintering of Pt nanoparticles dispersed on a planar SiO(2) support was studied by in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM). A time-lapsed TEM image series of the Pt nanoparticles, acquired during the exposure to 10 mbar synthetic air at 650 degrees C, reveal that the sintering was governed by the Ostwald ripening mechanism. The in situ TEM images also provide information about the temporal evolution of the Pt particle size distribution and of the growth or decay of the individual nanoparticles. The observed Pt nanoparticle changes compare well with predictions made by mean-field kinetic models for ripening, but deviations are revealed for the time-evolution for the individual nanoparticles. A better description of the individual nanoparticle ripening is obtained by kinetic models that include local correlations between neighboring nanoparticles in the atom-exchange process.

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Author

S. B. Simonsen

Haldor Topsoe

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

I. Chorkendorff

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

S. Dahl

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Magnus Skoglundh

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Applied Surface Chemistry

Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK)

J. Sehested

Haldor Topsoe

S. Helveg

Haldor Topsoe

Journal of Catalysis

0021-9517 (ISSN) 1090-2694 (eISSN)

Vol. 281 1 147-155

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Transport

Energy

Materials Science

Subject Categories

Chemical Sciences

DOI

10.1016/j.jcat.2011.04.011

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