© 2017 American Chemical Society. Structural properties of AgnRh (n ≤ 15) clusters are investigated using a successive growth algorithm coupled with density functional theory computations. The structures of the clusters are revisited, including a detailed discussion of their electronic properties. In contrast to these previous contributions, the lowest energy structures of the clusters are planar for n = 3-6, while three-dimensional for n = 7 onward. Our present searches identify new lowest energy structures for n = 3-6 and 9-13. The most stable isomers are selected to study the adsorption of NO. The size-dependent reactivity of the clusters indicates that Rh atom acts as a more effective adsorption site for NO than Ag. Since the transition from Rh-exposed to Rh-encapsulated structures occurs at n = 9, the reactivity toward NO for AgnRh clusters with n ≤ 8 is considerably higher than that for the larger homologues. Further, the results show that doping Agnclusters with Rh increases the reactivity toward NO adsorption.
|Idioma original||Inglés estadounidense|
|Número de páginas||8|
|Publicación||Journal of Physical Chemistry C|
|Estado||Publicada - 7 sep. 2017|
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