A density functional theory parameterized lattice gas cluster expansion of oxygen on an Fe(100) surface is developed in the presence and absence of an applied positive and negative external electric field, characterizing the heterogeneity in oxygen’s surface distribution and the effect of an external electric field on the lateral interactions between the adsorbates. We show that the presence of a negative electric field tends to weaken both attractive and repulsive interactions while the positive electric field tends to strengthen these interactions, altering surface distributions and ground state configurations. Since lateral interactions have been shown to play a critical role in defining catalytic behavior, the application of an applied electric field has the potential to be a useful tool in adjusting critical chemical properties of Fe-based hydrodeoxygenation catalysts, by decreasing the repulsive interactions between the adspecies in the presence of a negative field and thereby mitigating the formation of an oxide.
Topics in Catalysis – Springer Journals
Published: May 31, 2018
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