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Title: Electrostatic Origins of Linear Scaling Relationships at Bifunctional Metal/Oxide Interfaces: A Case Study of Au Nanoparticles on Doped MgO Substrates

Abstract

Linear scaling relationships (SRs), which relate binding energies of adsorbates across a space of catalyst surfaces, have been extensively explored for metal and oxide surfaces, but little is known about their properties at interfaces between metal nanoparticles and oxide supports, which are ubiquitous in heterogeneous catalysis. Using periodic DFT calculations, scaling principles are extended to bifunctional Au/oxide interfaces. Adopting a Au nanorod on doped MgO (100) as a model, SRs for species participating in water gas shift, methanol synthesis, and oxidation reactions are reported. SR slopes are not constrained by the bond order conservation rule postulated for metals, oxides, and zeolites, potentially permitting greater flexibility in catalyst design strategies. The deviation from bond counting, along with the physical origin of scaling behavior at interfaces, are explored using a conceptual framework involving electrostatic interactions at the Au/oxide interface.

Authors:
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  1. Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 480 Stadium Mall Drive West Lafayette IN 47906 USA
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1543475
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Angewandte Chemie (International Edition); Journal Volume: 57; Journal Issue: 47; Journal ID: ISSN 1433-7851
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Chemistry

Citation Formats

Choksi, Tej, Majumdar, Paulami, and Greeley, Jeffrey P. Electrostatic Origins of Linear Scaling Relationships at Bifunctional Metal/Oxide Interfaces: A Case Study of Au Nanoparticles on Doped MgO Substrates. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/anie.201808246.
Choksi, Tej, Majumdar, Paulami, & Greeley, Jeffrey P. Electrostatic Origins of Linear Scaling Relationships at Bifunctional Metal/Oxide Interfaces: A Case Study of Au Nanoparticles on Doped MgO Substrates. United States. doi:10.1002/anie.201808246.
Choksi, Tej, Majumdar, Paulami, and Greeley, Jeffrey P. Tue . "Electrostatic Origins of Linear Scaling Relationships at Bifunctional Metal/Oxide Interfaces: A Case Study of Au Nanoparticles on Doped MgO Substrates". United States. doi:10.1002/anie.201808246.
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title = {Electrostatic Origins of Linear Scaling Relationships at Bifunctional Metal/Oxide Interfaces: A Case Study of Au Nanoparticles on Doped MgO Substrates},
author = {Choksi, Tej and Majumdar, Paulami and Greeley, Jeffrey P.},
abstractNote = {Linear scaling relationships (SRs), which relate binding energies of adsorbates across a space of catalyst surfaces, have been extensively explored for metal and oxide surfaces, but little is known about their properties at interfaces between metal nanoparticles and oxide supports, which are ubiquitous in heterogeneous catalysis. Using periodic DFT calculations, scaling principles are extended to bifunctional Au/oxide interfaces. Adopting a Au nanorod on doped MgO (100) as a model, SRs for species participating in water gas shift, methanol synthesis, and oxidation reactions are reported. SR slopes are not constrained by the bond order conservation rule postulated for metals, oxides, and zeolites, potentially permitting greater flexibility in catalyst design strategies. The deviation from bond counting, along with the physical origin of scaling behavior at interfaces, are explored using a conceptual framework involving electrostatic interactions at the Au/oxide interface.},
doi = {10.1002/anie.201808246},
journal = {Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)},
number = 47,
volume = 57,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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