Graphene-Supported Pd Nanoclusters Probed by Carbon Monoxide Adsorption

Gotterbarm K, Bronnbauer C, Bauer U, Papp C, Steinrück HP (2014)

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2014


Publisher: American Chemical Society

Book Volume: 118

Pages Range: 25097-25103

Journal Issue: 43

DOI: 10.1021/jp508454h


The adsorption of CO on graphene-supported Pd nanoparticles was studied in situ with high-resolution synchrotron-based X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. At 150 K, CO adsorbs mainly in bridge and 3-fold-hollow sites. The nanoparticles are considered as a mixture of low-index facets. The variation of the amount of deposited Pd revealed identical CO adsorption behavior for all investigated cases, confirming a similar average cluster size over a wide range of Pd coverages. The desorption characteristics were studied with temperature-programmed XPS. The observed desorption maxima at 230 and 430 K are in good agreement with temperature-programmed desorption data on stepped Pd single crystals. At 500 K, CO is completely desorbed from the Pd clusters. The adsorption and desorption of CO are found to be not fully reversible as the Pd particles undergo restructuring upon heating.

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Gotterbarm, K., Bronnbauer, C., Bauer, U., Papp, C., & Steinrück, H.-P. (2014). Graphene-Supported Pd Nanoclusters Probed by Carbon Monoxide Adsorption. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118(43), 25097-25103.


Gotterbarm, Karin, et al. "Graphene-Supported Pd Nanoclusters Probed by Carbon Monoxide Adsorption." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118.43 (2014): 25097-25103.

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