The scope of this work is to study at atomistic level the mechanism of hydrogen spillover promoted by metal particles on oxide surfaces. By means of Density Functional Theory calculations with Hubbard correction (DFT+U) we have analyzed the adsorption and dissociation of molecular hydrogen on anatase titania, a-TiO2 (101), and tetragonal zirconia, t-ZrO2 (101), surfaces in the presence of a supported Ru10 nanocluster. The role of the supported metal particle is essential as it favors the spontaneous dissociation of H2, a process which does not occur on the bare oxide surface. At low hydrogen coverage, the H atoms prefer to stay on the Ru10 particle, charge accumulates on the metal cluster, and reduction of the oxide does not take place. On a hydroxylated surface, the presence of a Ru nanoparticle is expected to promote the reverse effect, i.e. hydrogen reverse spillover from the oxide to the supported metal. It is only at high hydrogen coverage, resulting in the adsorption of several H2 molecules on the metal cluster, that it becomes thermodynamically favorable to have hydrogen transfer from the metal to the O sites of the oxide surface. In both TiO2 and ZrO2 surfaces the migration of an H atom from the Ru cluster to the surface is accompanied by an electron transfer to the empty states of the support with reduction of the oxide surface.
CHEN, H., TOSONI, S., & PACCHIONI, G. (2015). Hydrogen Adsorption, Dissociation, and Spillover on Ru10 Clusters Supported on Anatase TiO2 and Tetragonal ZrO2 (101) Surfaces. ACS CATALYSIS, 5(9), 5486-5495.
|Citazione:||CHEN, H., TOSONI, S., & PACCHIONI, G. (2015). Hydrogen Adsorption, Dissociation, and Spillover on Ru10 Clusters Supported on Anatase TiO2 and Tetragonal ZrO2 (101) Surfaces. ACS CATALYSIS, 5(9), 5486-5495.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Hydrogen Adsorption, Dissociation, and Spillover on Ru10 Clusters Supported on Anatase TiO2 and Tetragonal ZrO2 (101) Surfaces|
|Autori:||CHEN, H; TOSONI, S; PACCHIONI, G|
CHEN, HSIN YI (Primo)
TOSONI, SERGIO PAOLO (Secondo)
PACCHIONI, GIANFRANCO (Ultimo) (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.5b01093|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|