Dynamics of hydrogen spillover on Pt/γ-Al2O3 catalyst surface: A quantum chemical molecular dynamics study

Farouq Ahmed, Md Khorshed Alam, Ai Suzuki, Michihisa Koyama, Hideyuki Tsuboi, Nozomu Hatakeyama, Akira Endou, Hiromitsu Takaba, Carlos A. Del Carpio, Momoji Kubo, Akira Miyamoto

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The hydrogen spillover mechanism has earned intensive interest in the past decades because it plays a vital role in emerging technologies for the reduction of NOx in automobile exhausts. Hydrogen spillover arises in hydrogen-catalyzed reactions on a supported metal catalyst. In the present study, we applied quantum chemical molecular dynamics (QCMD) to investigate the mechanism of the hydrogen spillover process on a Pt/γ-Al2O 3 catalyst surface for the first time. The direct observation of dissociative adsorption of hydrogen and diffusion of hydrogen on a Pt/γ-Al2O3 catalyst surface were successfully investigated. The diffusion of the hydrogen atom in the gas phase explains the high reactivity observed in the hydrogen spillover mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15676-15683
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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