Stability of atomic oxygen chemisorption on Pt-alloy surfacesSubmitted by wahyuwida on Sat, 07/04/2020 - 09:43
A density functional theory calculation is used to investigate the atomic oxygen (O) stability over platinum (Pt) and Pt-based alloy surfaces. Here, the stability is connected with the preferential adsorption sites for O chemisorptions and the adsorption energy. Thus, the interaction mechanism between atomic O and metal surfaces is studied by using charge transfer analysis. In this present paper, atomic structure and binding energy of oxygen adsorption on the Pt(111) are in a very good agreement with experiment and previous density functional theory calculations. Furthermore, we obtained that the addition of ruthenium (Ru) and molybdenum (Mo) on the pure Pt surface enhances the adsorption energy. Our charge transfer analysis shows that the largest charge transfer contributing to the metal-O bonding formation is observed in the case of O/PtRuMo surface followed by O/PtRu surface. This is in consistency with metal d-orbital characteristic, where Mo has much more empty d-orbital than Ru in correspondence to accept electrons from atomic oxygen.