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Title: Investigation of Water Dissociation and Surface Hydroxyl Stability on Pure and Ni-Modified CoOOH by Ambient Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Water adsorption and reaction on pure and Ni-modified CoOOH nanowires were investigated using ambient pressure photoemission spectroscopy (APPES). The unique capabilities of APPES enable us to observe water dissociation and monitor formation of surface species on pure and Ni-modified CoOOH under elevated pressures and temperatures for the first time. Over a large range of pressures (UHV to 1 Torr), water dissociates readily on the pure and Ni-modified CoOOH surfaces at 27 °C. With an increase in H 2O pressure, a greater degree of surface hydroxylation was observed for all samples. At 1 Torr H 2O, ratios of different oxygen species indicate a transformation of CoOOH to CoO xH y in pure and Ni-modified CoOOH. In temperature dependent studies, desorption of weakly bound water and surface dehydroxylation were observed with increasing temperature. In conclusion, larger percentages of surface hydroxyl groups at higher temperatures were observed on Ni-modified CoOOH compared to pure CoOOH, which indicates an increased stability of surface hydroxyl groups on these Ni-modified surfaces.
Authors:
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  1. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  2. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Dept. Chemical Engineering
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), Photon Science Division
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-114448-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1520-6106; TRN: US1800587
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 122; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1520-6106
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1413926