Adsorption and diffusion of transition metal clusters over γ-alumina

N. Aaron Deskins, Donghai Mei, Michel Dupuis

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γ-alumina supported transition metal catalysts are widely used in heterogeneous catalytic processes, including water-gas shift, HDS, and NOx reduction. The metal atom/γ-alumina interface was studied. The adsorption and diffusion of several transition metal atoms over the (111) γ-alumina surface, including Pt, Pd, Cu, Au, and Ag, were compared. The stable adsorption sites were examined by mapping the potential energy surface for metal adsorption. The results enabled a comparison of the different metals and their affinity for the γ-alumina surface. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake, UT 11/4-9/2007).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2007Nov 9 2007

Publication series

Name2007 AIChE Annual Meeting


Other2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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