Research report 2009 - Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society

Ultrathin oxide films on metal substrates: an interesting materials’ combination

Freund, Hans-Joachim; Nilius, Niklas; Risse, Thomas; Shaikhutdinov, Shamil; Sterrer, Martin

Chemische Physik (Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Freund)
Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, Berlin

Properties of metal substrate supported oxide films are described on the basis of simple concepts known from semiconductor physics, in particular, with respect to the way these systems influence the electronic structure of species adsorbed onto them. We discuss consequences on the reactivity of the specific system. The examples have been chosen from the field of heterogeneous catalysis and demonstrate how one may be able to design systems for particular chemical reactions.

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