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ClusterDynamics SIGNED

Characterising the dynamical properties of size-selected supported metal clusters

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Organization address
address: Arcisstrasse 21
postcode: 80333

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 171˙460 €
 EC max contribution 171˙460 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-03-20   to  2019-03-19


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 Project objective

'The ability of catalysts to facilitate chemical reactions and to make them selective is of immense importance for industrial production processes. A wide range of heterogeneous catalysts consists of supported active nanoparticles that are intrinsically metastable due to their high surface area. In order to fine-tune catalysts for maximum reactivity and selectivity, a key challenge is the fundamental understanding of particle mobility under reaction conditions. Despite decades of research, these cluster dynamics are still far from being well understood at the atomic scale. Project 'ClusterDynamics' aims at investigating model catalysts with an unprecedented degree of definition, in particular size-selected metal clusters soft-landed on inert substrates by use of a laser evaportion cluster source. State-of-the art fast scanning tunnelling microscopy (FastSTM) will be used to monitor cluster diffusion and rearrangement on the atomic scale with a time resolution down to some ms. In particular, Pd clusters, which are a very versatile model system thanks to their rich redox chemistry, will be deposited on Moiré films, such as graphene grown on Ru(0001) or Rh(111) or boron nitride grown on Rh(111), and their dynamics monitored in real-time. Initially, thermally induced lateral diffusion as well as cluster-internal fluctuation will be studied in ultra-high vacuum conditions. Subsequently, it will be determined whether the cluster dynamics are influenced by the presence of adsorbate molecules and whether the adsorbate-cluster interaction is dependent on cluster size. Finally, the cluster dynamics will be studied under reaction conditions. In order to expose the clusters to a high pressure environment, a sniffer tube will be installed that can be brought into contact with the sample to introduce a gas environment. The influence of the ambient can thus be investigated by comparing the cluster dynamics before and after exposure to reactive gas atmospheres.'


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Carlo Dri, Mirco Panighel, Daniel Tiemann, Laerte L. Patera, Giulia Troiano, Yves Fukamori, Fabian Knoller, Barbara A.J. Lechner, Giuseppe Cautero, Dario Giuressi, Giovanni Comelli, Jordi Fraxedas, Cristina Africh, Friedrich Esch
The new FAST module: a portable and transparent add-on module for time-resolved investigations with commercial scanning probe microscopes
published pages: , ISSN: 0304-3991, DOI: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2019.05.010
Ultramicroscopy 2019-08-05
2018 Barbara A. J. Lechner, Fabian Knoller, Alexander Bourgund, Ueli Heiz, Friedrich Esch
A Microscopy Approach to Investigating the Energetics of Small Supported Metal Clusters
published pages: 22569-22576, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b06866
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122/39 2019-06-06
2019 Alexander Bourgund, Barbara A. J. Lechner, Matthias Meier, Cesare Franchini, Gareth S. Parkinson, Ueli Heiz, Friedrich Esch
Influence of Local Defects on the Dynamics of O–H Bond Breaking and Formation on a Magnetite Surface
published pages: 19742-19747, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05547
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123/32 2019-08-29

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