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Title
Compositional changes of Pd-Au bimetallic nanoclusters upon hydrogenation
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Abstract
Changes in the size distribution and composition of bimetallic Pd-Au nanoclusters have been observed after hydrogen exposure. This effect is caused by hydrogen-induced Ostwald ripening whereby the hydrogen reduces the binding energy of the cluster atoms leading to their detachment from the cluster. The composition changes due to a difference in mobility of the detached palladium and gold atoms on the surface. Fast palladium atoms contribute to the formation of larger nanoclusters, while the slower gold atoms are confined to the smaller nanoclusters. These transformations in the Pd-Au nanocluster size and composition set a limit for chemical reactions in which such nanoclusters are involved together with hydrogen.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : B : solid state. - Lancaster, Pa, 1970 - 1978
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2009
ISSN
0556-2805
Volume/pages
80:12(2009), p. 125420,1-125420,4
ISI
000270383300121
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Last edited 10.10.2017
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