In situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of catalytic ammonia oxidation over a Pt(533) surface

S. Günther, A. Scheibe, H. Bluhm, M. Haevecker, E. Kleimenov, A. Knop-Gericke, R. Schlögl, R. Imbihl

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Abstract

The NH3 + O2 reaction on a Pt(533) surface has been studied in the 10-4 mbar range and close to 1 mbar pressure with in situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation. The coverages of the various O- and N-containing surface species have been followed in T-cycling experiments with varying mixing ratios O2/NH3 and varying total pressure. In heating/cooling cycles hysteresis of ∼50-100 K width occur. Adsorbed NOad already decomposes at T > 350 K. Under stationary conditions, no adsorbed NO could be detected. At no time during the experiments were Pt bulk oxides formed. A shift in the surface core level component of the Pt 4f spectrum by more than 0.5 eV toward higher binding energy is attributed to Pt atoms of the (100) step edges which are coordinated to more than one oxygen atom similar to the model proposed by Wang et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2005, 95, 256102.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15382-15393
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Volume112
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

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