Adsorption and Activation of CO on Co3O4(111) Thin Films

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Ferstl P, Mehl S, Arman MA, Schuler M, Toghan A, Laszlo B, Lykhach Y, Brummel O, Lundgren E, Knudsen J, Hammer L, Schneider MA, Libuda J
Zeitschrift: Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Verlag: American Chemical Society
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2015
Band: 119
Heftnummer: 29
Seitenbereich: 16688-16699
ISSN: 1932-7447
eISSN: 1932-7455
Sprache: Englisch


To explore the catalytic properties of cobalt oxide at the atomic level, we have studied the interaction of CO and O2 with well-ordered Co3O4(111) thin films using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), high-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HR-XPS), infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRAS), and temperature-programmed desorption spectroscopy (TPD) under ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) conditions. At low coverage and temperature, CO binds to surface Co2+ ions on the (111) facets. At larger exposure, a compressed phase is formed in which additional CO is located at sites in between the Co2+ ions. In addition, a bridging carbonate species forms that is associated with defects such as step edges of Co3O4(111) terraces or the side facets of the (111) oriented grains. Preadsorbed oxygen neither affects CO adsorption at low coverage nor the formation of the surface carbonate, but it blocks formation of the high coverage CO phase. Desorption of the molecularly bound CO occurs up to 180 K, whereas the surface carbonate decomposes in a broad temperature range up to 400 K under the release of CO and, to a lesser extent, of CO2. Upon strong loss of crystalline oxygen, the Co3O4 grains eventually switch to the CoO rocksalt structure.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Brummel, Olaf Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Ferstl, Pascal
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Hammer, Lutz Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Festkörperphysik
Libuda, Jörg Prof. Dr.
Professur für Physikalische Chemie
Lykhach, Yaroslava
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Mehl, Sascha
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Schneider, M. Alexander Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Schuler, Marina
Lehrstuhl für Festkörperphysik

Zusätzliche Organisationseinheit(en)
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

Einrichtungen weiterer Autorinnen und Autoren

Lund University / Lunds universitet
University of Szeged / József Attila Tudományegyetem Szeged


D Catalytic Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


Ferstl, P., Mehl, S., Arman, M.A., Schuler, M., Toghan, A., Laszlo, B.,... Libuda, J. (2015). Adsorption and Activation of CO on Co3O4(111) Thin Films. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(29), 16688-16699.

Ferstl, Pascal, et al. "Adsorption and Activation of CO on Co3O4(111) Thin Films." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119.29 (2015): 16688-16699.


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