Carbon monoxide oxidation on copper oxide thin films supported on corrugated cerium dioxide {111} and {001} surfaces

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@article{3859ca51acc9425a9142af5a9b0fb005,
title = "Carbon monoxide oxidation on copper oxide thin films supported on corrugated cerium dioxide {111} and {001} surfaces",
abstract = "Thin films of CeO2 with and without a thin layer of copper oxide were prepared by rf magnetron sputtering on surfaces of alpha-Al2O3 (sapphire) substrates. Careful characterisation of the surfaces was performed down to the atomic level using high-resolution electron-microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Surprisingly, the as-deposited, corrugated ceria surfaces, nominally (001), consist exclusively of {111}-type lattice planes, but, upon annealing at 800 degrees C, a well-defined portion of (001) surfaces are formed. Oxidation of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide was studied, having the prepared films in a stirred batch reactor. A batch reactor was chosen so that the conversion over the small sample surface area (ca 10(-4) m(2)) could be monitored as a function of the reaction time. The activity of copper oxide on annealed ceria surfaces is markedly higher than on nonannealed surfaces, indicating a favourable synergetic effect between the ceria (001) surface and the copper oxide phase. (C) 1999 Academic Press.",
author = "Bj{\"o}rn Sk{\aa}rman and Reine Wallenberg and PO Larsson and Arne Andersson and JO Bovin and SN Jacobsen and U Helmersson",
year = "1999",
doi = "10.1006/jcat.1998.2278",
language = "English",
volume = "181",
pages = "6--15",
journal = "Journal of Catalysis",
issn = "1090-2694",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "1",

}