Methoxy species on Cu(110): understanding the local structure of a key catalytic reaction intermediate
Bradley, M. K. (Matthew K.), Lorenzo, D. Kreikemeyer, Unterberger, W. (Werner), Duncan, David A., Lerotholi, T. J., Robinson, Jim, Dr. and Woodruff, D. P.. (2010) Methoxy species on Cu(110): understanding the local structure of a key catalytic reaction intermediate. Physical Review Letters, Vol.105 (No.8). article no. 086101 . ISSN 0031-9007Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.086101
Partial oxidation of methanol to formaldehyde over Cu(110) is one of the most studied catalytic reactions in surface science, yet the local site of the reaction intermediate, methoxy, remains unknown. Using a combination of experimental scanned-energy mode photoelectron diffraction, and density functional theory, a consistent structural solution is presented in which all methoxy species occupy twofold coordinated "short-bridge'' adsorption sites. The results are consistent with previously-published scanning tunnelling microscopy images and theoretical calculations of the reaction mechanism.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Copper, Adsorption, Density functionals, Diffraction|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review Letters|
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|
|Date:||18 August 2010|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||article no. 086101|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)|
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