Working together: Pd0.9Fe0.1-Pd3Fe(111) (see picture, Pd adatoms yellow, Fe purple, Pd blue-green, O red, H white) displays enhanced performance for the oxygen reduction reaction with five to eight times higher activity than Pd(111). The high catalytic activity may originate from a cooperative effect of a segregated Pd layer with its large tendency to remove surface O species by protonation and active Fe with its ability to dissociate O2.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- density functional calculations
- oxygen reduction reaction
- surface chemistry