O-W-Seg-7 Light-off in CO Oxidation by Pd Nanoparticles, Induced by Abrupt Formation of a Highly Active, Transient Surface Oxide

Wednesday, June 5, 2013: 11:40 AM
Segell (Galt House Hotel)
Ryan C. Davis, Udayshankar G. Singh and Susannah L. Scott, University of California Santa Barbara, USA.
The nature of the changes in a PdO/alumina catalyst for CO oxidation that occur during lightoff and extinction were studied using operando IR and EXAFS spectroscopies. The results that high activity is associated with formation of a surface oxide.

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