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Number of outer electrons as descriptor for adsorption processes on transition metals and their oxides

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The trends in adsorption energies of the intermediates of the oxygen reduction and evolution reactions on transition metals and their oxides are smoothly captured by the number of outer electrons. This unique descriptor permits the construction of predictive adsorption-energy grids and explains the existence of scaling relationships among these compounds.

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The article was received on 26 Sep 2012, accepted on 02 Jan 2013 and first published on 02 Jan 2013


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC21601A
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 1245-1249
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    Number of outer electrons as descriptor for adsorption processes on transition metals and their oxides

    F. Calle-Vallejo, N. G. Inoglu, H. Su, J. I. Martínez, I. C. Man, M. T. M. Koper, J. R. Kitchin and J. Rossmeisl, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 1245
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SC21601A

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