NO and Deuterium Co-Adsorption on the Reconstructed Pt(100)-hex Surface: A Temperature Programmed Reaction Study
||Deuterium, Hydrogen molecule, Nitrogen oxides, Platinum, Surface relaxation and reconstruction
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS
The deuterium adsorption at 270 K on a reconstructed Pt(100)-hex surface covered by NOads was studied by means of temperature programmed reaction (TPR). In the case of adsorption on a clean Pt(100)-hex surface the saturated Dads coverage is 0.06 ML at PH2 =6×10−8 mbar, whereas the Dads uptake is enhanced considerably by NO pre-adsorption. First the Dads uptake increases with increasing NOads coverage, h NO, reaching a maximum at h NO#0.25 ML, and then decreases to zero. This phenomenon is explained as follows. The NO adsorption on the hex
surface leads to the formation of 1×1 islands saturated by NOads and surrounded by the hex phase. The NOads/1×1 islands are assumed to modify the hex phase adjacent to the island boundaries, adapting this area for deuterium adsorption. TPR in the co-adsorption layer of NOads and Dads is initiated by D2 desorption and shows an ‘explosive’ behaviour, manifesting itself in the narrow TPR peaks of N2 and D2 O at ~370 K. The NOads pre-coverage affects the reaction temperature as well. Thus, at NOads coverage of 0.35–0.40 ML the temperature of the surface explosion increases abruptly by ~15–20 K. At this coverage the NOads/1×1 islands are supposed to modify the rest of the hex phase so that, after further D2 adsorption, the surface becomes completely saturated by Dads and NOads species. A possible mechanism for this is discussed.