Scanning tunneling microscopy and density functional theory combined studies of rutile TiO2(1 1 0) surface chemistry: Watch surface processes at the atomic scale

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  • Wenhua Zhang,

    1. Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
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  • Zhenyu Li,

    1. Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
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  • Bing Wang,

    1. Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
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  • Jinlong Yang

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    1. Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
    • Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
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Abstract

TiO2 has attracted great interest in chemical and physical sciences, partially due to its potential applications in catalysis. This article provides a brief review on recent progresses of joint scanning tunneling microscopy and density functional theory investigations on the electronic structure of reduced rutile TiO2(1 1 0) surface and the adsorption and reaction of oxygen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methanol, and ethanol on the surface. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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