OOH dissociation on Pt clusters Academic Article uri icon


  • OOH dissociation on Pt2, Pt3, Pt4, Pt7 and Pt12 clusters is studied using density functional theory. The activation energy varies widely with the size and geometry of the clusters, from 2.23 kcal/mol for Pt2 to 13.9 kcal/mol for Pt12. Calculations on a single-layer Pt12 used to emulate surface, edge, and corners of Pt(1 1 1) nanoparticles reveal that the energy barrier depends significantly on the adsorbate position on the cluster. The edge adsorption sites exhibit the highest catalytic activity. A correlation between the activation energy and the Pt-Pt distance suggests that the dissociation reaction can be facilitated by increasing the Pt-Pt distance. 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ma, Y., & Balbuena, P. B.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Ma, Yuguang||Balbuena, Perla B

publication date

  • October 2007