Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c08881
Title: Polarity- And Pressure-Dependent Hydrogen Dynamics on ZnO Polar Surfaces Revealed by Near-Ambient-Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Authors: Ma Z.
Yang K.
Lian X.
Sun S. 
Gu C. 
Zhang J.L. 
West D.
Zhang S.
Liu L.
Yuan K.
Sun Y.-Y.
Li H.
Chen W. 
Issue Date: 6-Nov-2020
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Citation: Ma Z., Yang K., Lian X., Sun S., Gu C., Zhang J.L., West D., Zhang S., Liu L., Yuan K., Sun Y.-Y., Li H., Chen W. (2020-11-06). Polarity- And Pressure-Dependent Hydrogen Dynamics on ZnO Polar Surfaces Revealed by Near-Ambient-Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c08881
Abstract: ZnO-based catalysts have been widely used in industrial reactions involving syngas conversions. Hydrogen dynamics on the surface of the catalyst is an essential process for understanding the mechanisms of such reactions. As a polar material, however, the role of ZnO surface polarity on hydrogen dynamics has not been studied under operando conditions. Here, we investigate the behavior of polar (0001) and (0001¯) surfaces of single-crystal ZnO under different H2 pressures using near-ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. We found that the (0001¯) surface shows a monotonic and irreversible band bending with increasing H2 pressure. In contrast, the (0001) surface shows two opposite responses depending on H2 pressure, which are reversible in pressure cycles. This polarity- and pressure-dependent hydrogen dynamics is clearly understood with the assistance from first-principles calculations. In particular, the amphoteric behavior of atomic H is identified to play a key role. © 2020 American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Physical Chemistry C
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/184943
ISSN: 19327447
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c08881
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