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CO oxidation over supported gold nanoparticles as revealed by operando grazing incidence X-ray scattering analysis

Odarchenko, Y; Martin, DJ; Arnold, T; Beale, AM; (2018) CO oxidation over supported gold nanoparticles as revealed by operando grazing incidence X-ray scattering analysis. Faraday Discussions , 208 pp. 243-254. 10.1039/C8FD00007G. Green open access

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Abstract

The mechanism of carbon monoxide oxidation over gold was explored using a model planar catalyst consisting of monodisperse gold nanoparticles periodically arranged on single crystal SiO_{2}/Si(111) substrates using a combination of Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-ray Scattering and Grazing Incidence X-ray Diffraction (GISAXS/GIXD) under reaction conditions. It is shown that nanoparticle composition, size and shape change when the catalyst is exposed to reactive gases. During CO oxidation, the particle’s submergence depth with respect to the surface decreases due to the removal of gold oxide at the metal-support edge, meanwhile the particle ‘flattens’ to maximise the number of the reaction sites along its perimeter. The effect of the CO concentration on the catalyst structure is also discussed. Our results support the dual catalytic sites mechanism whereby CO is activated on the gold surface whereas molecular oxygen is dissociating at the gold–support interface.

Type: Article
Title: CO oxidation over supported gold nanoparticles as revealed by operando grazing incidence X-ray scattering analysis
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1039/C8FD00007G
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1039/C8FD00007G
Language: English
Additional information: © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2018. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10046358
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