CO oxidation by copper cluster anions

  • Shinichi Hirabayashi
  • Yoshiyuki Kawazoe
  • Masahiko Ichihashi
Regular Article
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  1. Topical issue: ISSPIC 16 - 16th International Symposium on Small Particles and Inorganic Clusters


Reactions of CO and O2 on size-selected copper cluster anions, Cu n - (n = 4–11), have been investigated at the collision energy of 0.2 eV by use of a guided ion beam-tandem mass spectrometer. Oxygen-adsorbed copper anions, Cu n O2 -, in particular Cu5O2 - and Cu9O2 -, show an evidence of the CO oxidation, that is, the formation of the monoxide Cu n O. The density functional theory calculation reveals that the CO oxidation occurs more exothermically on Cu5O2 - and Cu9O2 - than the other clusters. This can be explained by the relatively small dissociation energy of their Cu–O bonds. In addition, the calculations on Cu5O2 +/- indicate that the CO oxidation proceeds via a low-energy pathway for the anion owing to the structural rearrangement of the copper cluster compared to the cation.


Collision Energy Collision Induce Dissociation Reaction Cross Section Gold Cluster Bond Dissociation Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinichi Hirabayashi
    • 1
  • Yoshiyuki Kawazoe
    • 2
  • Masahiko Ichihashi
    • 3
  1. 1.East Tokyo Laboratory, Genesis Research InstituteChibaJapan
  2. 2.Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  3. 3.Cluster Research Laboratory, Toyota Technological Institute: in East Tokyo Laboratory, Genesis Research InstituteChibaJapan

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