Reactivity and Passivation of Fe Nanoclusters on h-BN/Rh(111)

Waleska N, Düll F, Bachmann P, Hemauer F, Steinhauer J, Papp C (2021)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2021


DOI: 10.1002/chem.202102590


The reactivity of iron nanocluster arrays on h-BN/Rh(111) was studied using in situ high-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The morphology and reactivity of the iron nanoclusters (Fe-NCs) were investigated by CO adsorption. On-top and hollow/edge sites were determined to be the available adsorption sites on the as-prepared Fe-NCs and CO dissociation was observed at 300 K. C- and O-precovered Fe-NCs showed no catalytic activity towards CO dissociation because the hollow/edge sites were blocked by the C and O atoms. Therefore, these adsorption sites were identified to be the most active sites of the Fe-NCs.

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Waleska, N., Düll, F., Bachmann, P., Hemauer, F., Steinhauer, J., & Papp, C. (2021). Reactivity and Passivation of Fe Nanoclusters on h-BN/Rh(111). Chemistry - A European Journal.


Waleska, Natalie, et al. "Reactivity and Passivation of Fe Nanoclusters on h-BN/Rh(111)." Chemistry - A European Journal (2021).

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