Resonant Photoemission Observations and DFT Study of s–d Hybridization in Catalytically Active Gold Clusters on Ceria Nanorods (pages 6936–6939)
Yunyun Zhou, Neil J. Lawrence, Dr. Lu Wang, Dr. Lingmei Kong, Tai-Sing Wu, Dr. Jing Liu, Dr. Yi Gao, Dr. Joseph R. Brewer, Vivianna K. Lawrence, Prof. Dr. Renat F. Sabirianov, Prof. Dr. Yun-Liang Soo, Prof. Dr. Xiao Cheng Zeng, Prof. Dr. Peter A. Dowben, Prof. Dr. Wai Ning Mei and Prof. Dr. Chin Li Cheung
Version of Record online: 28 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201301383
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.