CeO2(111) Surface with Oxygen Vacancy for Radical Scavenging: A Density Functional Theory Approach
- CeO2(111) Surface with Oxygen Vacancy for Radical Scavenging: A Density Functional Theory Approach
- 김진영; Robin Lawler; 조진원; 함형철; 주현철; 이승우; 최지일; 장승순
- Issue Date
- The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
- VOL 124, NO 38-20959
- ？OOH binding energy = ？2.80 eV). This is likely due to Coulombic repulsive interaction from the additional oxygen atom adjacent to the linear defect. This is also potentially due to the greater localization of electrons to defect-adjacent cerium atoms in the triangular defect, as demonstrated via a Mulliken population analysis. Confirming this observation, it is shown that the density of states (DOS) for the Ce 4f band undergoes a significant alteration near the Fermi level due to this electron localization. As such, it is demonstrated that the triangular defect possesses a superior radical scavenging capability compared to the linear defect. Based on the results of this study, we suggest that future experimental studies aim to synthesize ceria nanoparticles with a greater percentage of triangular defects to enhance the particle radical scavenging capability.; CeO2 has been established as an effective scavenger for destructive oxygen radicals in fuel cell membranes. The effect of ceria (CeO2) surface defect on ？OH and ？OOH radical scavenging efficacy is investigated using density functional theory (DFT). Our calculations suggest that both ？OH and ？OOH can be bound to oxygen vacancies on the CeO2(111) surface. Intriguingly, binding to the triangular defect (？OH binding energy = ？4.54 eV; ？OOH binding energy = ？3.20 eV) is more favorable than binding to the linear defect (？OH binding energy = ？4.12 eV
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