Reactivity of the Cu2O(100) surface: Insights from first principles calculations
Abbreviated Journal Title
Ab initio calculations; Density functional theory; Surface structure; Catalysis; Adsorption; Desorption; CO oxidation; DENSITY-FUNCTIONAL THEORY; CARBON-MONOXIDE OXIDATION; TOTAL-ENERGY; CALCULATIONS; AB-INITIO CALCULATIONS; CO OXIDATION; ELECTRONIC-STRUCTURE; METALLIC COPPER; CU2O; OXIDE; ADSORPTION; Chemistry, Physical; Physics, Condensed Matter
We present a summary of results of systematic first principles calculations of the electronic and geometric structures of the Cu2O(100) surface and the process of CO oxidation on this surface (energetics and pathways of adsorption, diffusion and reactions of CO and O-2 on the surface). The (p, T) phase diagram of the Cu2O(100) in equilibrium of with gas phase O-2. built using the ab initio thermodynamics approach suggests that the O-terminated surface is preferred over the Cu-terminated one within the entire ranges of pressures and temperatures in which the compound exists. Metastable Cu-terminated Cu2O(100) is found to undergo a surface reconstruction in agreement with experiment. We find CO to oxidize spontaneously on the O-terminated Cu2O(100) surface by consuming surface O atoms. Our calculations also show that the surface O-vacancies left in the course of the CO oxidation can be easily filled with dissociative adsorption of the gas phase O-2 molecules, which are usually present in reaction environment. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved
"Reactivity of the Cu2O(100) surface: Insights from first principles calculations" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1775.