fulltext.study @t Gmail

Electronic structure of MoO2. DFT periodic and cluster model studies

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
41631 45895 2011 7 PDF Available
Title
Electronic structure of MoO2. DFT periodic and cluster model studies
Abstract

Electronic properties of MoO2 bulk and (0 1 1) surface are discussed. It is found that Fermi level is located within the band dominated by d molybdenum orbitals, thereby reflecting the metallic character of the system. Results for (0 1 1)MoO2 surface indicate that the surface retains the metallic character of the bulk. Depending on the thickness of the slab used to model the surface (1-layer or 2-layers) the electronic structure and properties change. In the 2-layer slab, bands close to the Fermi level originate both from regular six-fold coordinated Mo(6) centers as well as from five-fold coordinated Mo(5) centers occurring due to surface formation. In the 1-layer slab, peaks right below the Fermi level are dominated by the surface centers that are six-fold coordinated Mo(6) but also centers which are effectively four-fold coordinated Mo(4). This has a profound effect on the reactivity as was tested by a probe reaction of H2 adsorption, which did not interact with the surface described by the 2-layer slab, but underwent dissociation on the 1-layer slab.The Mo–Mo pairs with bonds of approximately single character, characteristic for the bulk structure, are also present on the surface, both on 1-layer and 2-layer slabs.The local properties of (0 1 1)MoO2 surface are very similar to other transition metal oxides. Metal–oxygen bonds are of a mixed ionic and covalent nature and the nucleophilicity of oxygen increases with the increase of coordination numbers of the corresponding oxygen atoms.

Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (282 K)Download as PowerPoint slideResearch highlights▶ (0 1 1)MoO2 density of states from DFT calculations agree well with ARUPS spectra. ▶ Strong bond was found between characteristic Mo–Mo pairs, in bulk and on the surface. ▶ Mo(4) active sites are found on thin layer of MoO2, with unique chemical properties.

Keywords
Molybdenum dioxide; Metal–metal interactions; DFT calculations; Hydrogen adsorption
First Page Preview
Electronic structure of MoO2. DFT periodic and cluster model studies
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volume 391, Issues 1–2, 4 January 2011, Pages 137–143
Authors
, , ,
Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us