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Hydrogen adsorption on transition metal carbides: a DFT study

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Transition metal carbides are a class of materials widely known for both their interesting physical properties and catalytic activity. In this work, we have used plane-wave DFT methods to study the interaction with increasing amounts of molecular hydrogen on the low-index surfaces of four major carbides – TiC, VC, ZrC and NbC. Adsorption is found to be generally exothermic and occurs predominantly on the surface carbon atoms. We identify trends over the carbides and their surfaces for the energetics of the adsorption as a function of their electronic and geometrical characteristics. An ab initio thermodynamics formalism is used to study the properties of the slabs as the hydrogen coverage is increased.

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Submitted
22 Sep 2018
Accepted
18 Nov 2018
First published
17 Jan 2019

This article is Open Access

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019,21, 5335-5343
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Hydrogen adsorption on transition metal carbides: a DFT study

F. Silveri, M. G. Quesne, A. Roldan, N. H. de Leeuw and C. R. A. Catlow, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 5335
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP05975F

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