5 years ago

Theoretical Study of the Hydrogen Absorption Mechanism into a Palladium Nanocube Coated with a Metal–Organic Framework

Theoretical Study of the Hydrogen Absorption Mechanism into a Palladium Nanocube Coated with a Metal–Organic Framework
Michihisa Koyama, Tatsuki Tsutsumi, Takayoshi Ishimoto, Yusuke Nanba
We analyzed theoretically the hydrogen absorption properties and kinetics into Pd nanocubes coated with copper(II) 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate (HKUST-1), which is a type of metal–organic framework, using density functional theory. We prepared an interface model consisting of the Pd(100) surface and Cu-edged HKUST-1 structure and calculated the hydrogen adsorption and absorption energies in a Pd nanocube model. To discuss the kinetics of the hydrogen absorption, we also evaluated the hydrogen diffusion barrier near the interface. Compared with bare Pd, the hydrogen diffusion barrier from the surface to the subsurface decreased. We found that the adsorption of HKUST-1 on the Pd nanocube leads to chemical and steric effects for the diffusion rate increase of hydrogen. As a chemical effect, hydrogen adsorption was destabilized by the change of electronic structure of the Pd surface because of the atomic charge displacement between the Pd and Cu atoms in HKUST-1. As a steric effect, a new hydrogen diffusion path from the unique Pd5Cu octahedral site was created.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b03137

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b03137

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.