P-Tu-81 RuOx nanoparticle modified TiO2(110) catalysts for photo-reactions : A structural and spectroscopic study

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Shankhamala Kundu, Fan Yang, Sanjaya D. Senanayake, Dario Stacchiola and Jose A. Rodriguez, Chemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
We present here microscopic (STM) and spectroscopic (XPS, NEXAFS) studies on the structural and electronic modifications induced by RuOX nanoparticles on a rutile TiO2(110) surface. These changes then influence the photo-catalytic activity of the TiO2 surface, as revealed using Trimethylacetic acid (TMAA) as a probe molecule under UV irradiation.

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