Study of reduction processes over cerium oxide surfaces with atomic hydrogen using ultra accelerated quantum chemical molecular dynamics

Md Khorshed Alam, Farouq Ahmed, Ryuji Miura, Ai Suzuki, Hideyuki Tsuboi, Nozomu Hatakeyama, Akira Endou, Hiromitsu Takaba, Momoji Kubo, Akira Miyamoto

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Abstract

Ceria plays an important role in catalysis, due to its ability to store and release oxygen depending on the condition present in the catalyst environment. To analyze the role of ceria in catalytic reactions, it is necessary to know the details of the interaction of ceria surface with environmentally sensitive molecules. This study was conducted using ultra accelerated quantum chemical molecular dynamics. Its purpose was to investigate the reduction process of the (1 1 1) and (1 1 0) surfaces of ceria with atomic hydrogen as well as water desorption mechanisms from the surfaces. This simulation demonstrated that when a high-energy colliding hydrogen atoms are adsorbed on the ceria, it pulls up an O atom from the ceria surfaces and results in the formation of a H 2 O molecule. This is the first dynamics simulation related to such reduction processes based on quantum chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1383-1389
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Surface Science
Volume257
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 15

Keywords

  • Ceria
  • Hydrogen
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Tight-binding
  • UA-QCMD
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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