2012 Fall Physics Colloquium Series: Dr. Zhenrong Zhang

DateOctober 10, 2012Time4:00 - 5:00 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room E.125
Dr. Zhenrong Zhang Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
Baylor University

Catalytic Reactions on Rutile TiO2(110): A Direct View at Atomic Scale

The catalytic activity of reducible oxides is often dominated by surface defects. Our studies have focused on how such reactive sites affect the chemical activity of the oxide, specifically TiO2, using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Acetone and formaldehyde on rutile TiO2(110) surface represent important model systems used to study oxidation of organic contaminants. The unique methodology enabled us to achieve the atomiclevel understanding of the key elemental steps adsorption, dissociation, and diffusion taking place in heterogeneous catalytic reactions.

For more information contact: Dr. Anzhong Wang 254-710-2276

PublisherDepartment of Physics
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