Reaction pathway of oxygen evolution on Pt(111) revealed through constant Fermi level molecular dynamics

The pathway of the oxygen evolution reaction at the Pt(111)/water interface is disclosed through constant Fermi level molecular dynamics. Upon the application of a positive bias potential H2Oads and OHads adsorbates are found to arrange in a hexagonal lattice with an irregular alternation. Increasing further the electrode potential then induces the oxygen evolution reaction, which is found to proceed through a hydrogen peroxide intermediate. Calculation of the associated overpotential shows a reduction of 0.2 eV compared to the associative mechanism. This result highlights the forcefullness of the applied scheme in exploring catalytic reactions in an unbiased way. (C) 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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Journal of Catalysis, 375, 135-139
Year:
Jul 01 2019
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0021-9517
1090-2694
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