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Title: Enhanced Stability of Pt-Cu Single-Atom Alloy Catalysts: In Situ Characterization of the Pt/Cu(111) Surface in an Ambient Pressure of CO

The interaction between a catalyst and reactants often induce changes in the surface structure and composition of the catalyst, which, in turn, affect its reactivity. Therefore, it is important to study such changes using in situ techniques under well-controlled conditions. We have used ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (AP-XPS) to study the surface stability of a Pt/Cu(111) single atom alloy (SAA) in an ambient pressure of CO. By directly probing the Pt atoms, we found that CO causes a slight surface segregation of Pt atoms at room temperature. In addition, while the Pt/Cu(111) surface demonstrates poor thermal stability in UHV, where surface Pt starts to diffuse to the subsurface layer above 400 K, the presence of adsorbed CO enhances the thermal stability of surface Pt atoms. Furthermore, we also found that temperatures above 450 K cause a restructuring of the subsurface layer, which consequently strengthens the CO binding to the surface Pt sites, likely due to the presence of neighboring subsurface Pt atoms.
Authors:
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  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-203627-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 1932-7447
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry. C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 122; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1932-7447
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:
1436270

Simonovis, Juan Pablo, Hunt, Adrian, Palomino, Robert M., Senanayake, Sanjaya D., and Waluyo, Iradwikanari. Enhanced Stability of Pt-Cu Single-Atom Alloy Catalysts: In Situ Characterization of the Pt/Cu(111) Surface in an Ambient Pressure of CO. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00078.
Simonovis, Juan Pablo, Hunt, Adrian, Palomino, Robert M., Senanayake, Sanjaya D., & Waluyo, Iradwikanari. Enhanced Stability of Pt-Cu Single-Atom Alloy Catalysts: In Situ Characterization of the Pt/Cu(111) Surface in an Ambient Pressure of CO. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00078.
Simonovis, Juan Pablo, Hunt, Adrian, Palomino, Robert M., Senanayake, Sanjaya D., and Waluyo, Iradwikanari. 2018. "Enhanced Stability of Pt-Cu Single-Atom Alloy Catalysts: In Situ Characterization of the Pt/Cu(111) Surface in an Ambient Pressure of CO". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00078.
@article{osti_1436270,
title = {Enhanced Stability of Pt-Cu Single-Atom Alloy Catalysts: In Situ Characterization of the Pt/Cu(111) Surface in an Ambient Pressure of CO},
author = {Simonovis, Juan Pablo and Hunt, Adrian and Palomino, Robert M. and Senanayake, Sanjaya D. and Waluyo, Iradwikanari},
abstractNote = {The interaction between a catalyst and reactants often induce changes in the surface structure and composition of the catalyst, which, in turn, affect its reactivity. Therefore, it is important to study such changes using in situ techniques under well-controlled conditions. We have used ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (AP-XPS) to study the surface stability of a Pt/Cu(111) single atom alloy (SAA) in an ambient pressure of CO. By directly probing the Pt atoms, we found that CO causes a slight surface segregation of Pt atoms at room temperature. In addition, while the Pt/Cu(111) surface demonstrates poor thermal stability in UHV, where surface Pt starts to diffuse to the subsurface layer above 400 K, the presence of adsorbed CO enhances the thermal stability of surface Pt atoms. Furthermore, we also found that temperatures above 450 K cause a restructuring of the subsurface layer, which consequently strengthens the CO binding to the surface Pt sites, likely due to the presence of neighboring subsurface Pt atoms.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00078},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry. C},
number = 8,
volume = 122,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}