Design and synthesis of model and practical palladium catalysts using atomic layer deposition
We investigated the "one-batch" synthesis of model and practical palladium catalysts using atomic layer deposition (ALD). Two types of model catalysts and one type of powder-based nanocatalyst were synthesized simultaneously by ALD under viscous flow conditions. In addition, Pd/TiO2(110) model catalysts were prepared by the identical ALD process but under ultrahigh vacuum conditions. Because of the self-limiting surface reaction that defines ALD, the local structure of all the Pd catalysts were essentially the same as confirmed by a suite of microscopic and spectroscopic characterization techniques. A comprehensive understanding of the Pd-based catalysts was achieved by applying both surface science probes and advanced synchrotron techniques, and by strategically selecting the catalyst substrate best suited for each characterization. Both X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray resonant photoelectron spectroscopy suggested that Pd only weakly interacted with the TiO2 support. The one-batch synthesis approach facilitated by ALD can potentially bridge the "synthesis gap" between model catalysts and practical catalysts.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Catalysis Science and Technology
Lu, Z., Kizilkaya, O., Kropf, A., Piernavieja-Hermida, M., Miller, J., Kurtz, R., Elam, J., & Lei, Y. (2016). Design and synthesis of model and practical palladium catalysts using atomic layer deposition. Catalysis Science and Technology, 6 (18), 6845-6852. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6cy00682e