Real-Time Gas-Phase Imaging over a Pd(110) Catalyst during CO Oxidation by Means of Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence.

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The gas composition surrounding a catalytic sample has direct impact on its surface structure, which is essential when in situ investigations of model catalysts are performed. Herein a study of the gas phase close to a Pd(110) surface during CO oxidation under semirealistic conditions is presented. Images of the gas phase, provided by planar laser-induced fluorescence, clearly visualize the formation of a boundary layer with a significantly lower CO partial pressure close to the catalytically active surface, in comparison to the overall concentration as detected by mass spectrometry. The CO partial pressure variation within the boundary layer will have a profound effect on the catalysts' surface structure and function and needs to be taken into consideration for in situ model catalysis studies.

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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2028-2034
JournalACS Catalysis
Volume5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes