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First-principles study of water activation on Cu-ZnO catalysts
Yao, Kun; Wang, Sha-Sha; Gu, Xiang-Kui; Su, Hai-Yan; Li, Wei-Xue
KeywordWater Dissociation Density Functional Theory Copper-zinc Oxide Catalyst Interface Diffusion
Source PublicationCHINESE JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS
2013-09-01
DOI10.1016/S1872-2067(12)60642-1
Volume34Issue:9Pages:1705-1711
Indexed BySCI
SubtypeArticle
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Physical Sciences ; Technology
WOS SubjectChemistry, Applied ; Chemistry, Physical ; Engineering, Chemical
WOS Research AreaChemistry ; Engineering
WOS KeywordGAS SHIFT REACTION ; AUGMENTED-WAVE METHOD ; AB-INITIO ; HYDROGEN-PRODUCTION ; CO OXIDATION ; ADSORPTION ; SURFACES ; COPPER ; DISSOCIATION ; INTERFACE
AbstractAlthough many water-related catalytic reactions on Cu-ZnO catalysts, such as methanol steam reforming and water gas shift, have been extensively investigated, little is known about water dissociation on Cu-ZnO catalysts. To reveal the active center for water dissociation on Cu-ZnO catalysts, we performed density functional theory calculations on various domains of Cu-ZnO catalysts, including Cu surfaces, supported ZnO films, and Cu-ZnO interfaces. It is found that water dissociation is hindered by a relatively large energy barrier on both the planar and the stepped Cu surfaces. On supported ZnO films, the barrier of water dissociation is significantly lowered compared with the Cu surfaces and the reaction is essentially thermo-neutral, thus the dissociation reaction will easily reach a state of dynamic equilibrium and dissociative and molecular water can coexist on the film. At the Cu-ZnO interface, water dissociation is exothermic and proceeds essentially without an energy barrier. The enhanced activity of the Cu-ZnO interface is due to the strong adsorption of both the H atom and hydroxyl group, and the step-like structure at the interface. The low energy barrier of hydroxyl diffusion and water-assisted hydrogen diffusion on ZnO films allows water dissociation to occur continuously at the interface. This work highlights the unique role of the Cu-ZnO interface in water dissociation on Cu-ZnO catalysts. (C) 2013, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000324664900010
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://cas-ir.dicp.ac.cn/handle/321008/137937
Collection中国科学院大连化学物理研究所
AffiliationChinese Acad Sci, Dalian Inst Chem Phys, State Key Lab Catalysis, Dalian 116023, Liaoning, Peoples R China
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Yao, Kun,Wang, Sha-Sha,Gu, Xiang-Kui,et al. First-principles study of water activation on Cu-ZnO catalysts[J]. CHINESE JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS,2013,34(9):1705-1711.
APA Yao, Kun,Wang, Sha-Sha,Gu, Xiang-Kui,Su, Hai-Yan,&Li, Wei-Xue.(2013).First-principles study of water activation on Cu-ZnO catalysts.CHINESE JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS,34(9),1705-1711.
MLA Yao, Kun,et al."First-principles study of water activation on Cu-ZnO catalysts".CHINESE JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS 34.9(2013):1705-1711.
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