Resonant photoemission observations and DFT study of s-d hybridization in catalytically active gold clusters on ceria nanorods

Yunyun Zhou, Neil J. Lawrence, Lu Wang, Lingmei Kong, Tai Sing Wu, Jing Liu, Yi Gao, Joseph R. Brewer, Vivianna K. Lawrence, Renat F. Sabirianov, Yun Liang Soo, Xiao Cheng Zeng, Peter A. Dowben, Wai Ning Mei, Chin Li Cheung

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Up shift: 6s-5d hybridization and the up-shift of the 5d band to the Fermi level is demonstrated in catalytically active gold clusters on a cerium oxide nanorod support by using resonant photoemission spectroscopy and density functional theory modeling. These results help to explain the high catalytic activity of this system in CO oxidation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6936-6939
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2013



  • cerium oxide
  • gold catalysts
  • hybridization
  • resonant photoemission spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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