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A novel electrochemical cell for operando X-ray absorption measurements at low energies: Probing electrochemically induced electronic changes in palladium

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Villullas, Hebe M. [1] ; Ometto, Felipe B. [1] ; Alvarenga, Gabriel M. [1] ; Vicentin, Flavio C. [2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Inst Chem, BR-14800060 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
[2] Brazilian Ctr Res Energy & Mat CNPEM, Brazilian Synchrotron Light Lab LNLS, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Electrochemistry Communications; v. 94, p. 14-17, SEP 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Operando assessment of electronic properties near the Fermi level is essential to gain new insights into the mechanisms of electrochemical reactions as well as for the development of more efficient electrocatalysts. However, the high vacuum ambient needed for X-ray absorption measurements at low energies has made studies under electrochemical conditions quite challenging. Here, we describe an out-of-chamber setup with a new electrochemical cell that allowed us to performed operando X-ray absorption studies at the low energy of the Pd L3 edge. Using the new electrochemical cell, we were able to probe, for the first time, the changes in electronic properties of carbon-supported Pd nanoparticles induced by the electrochemical oxidation of the Pd surface. Our results demonstrate that the oxidation process produces an increase in the Pd 4d band vacancy, which indicates that charge is transferred from the metal to the adsorbed oxygenated species. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/05041-5 - Studies of the influence of metal-support interaction on the mechanism of the ethanol oxidation reaction on Pd nanoparticles
Grantee:Gabriel Martins de Alvarenga
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 14/12255-6 - Catalysis-nanostructure-properties relations: establishing basis for the design of multifunctional catalysts
Grantee:Hebe de las Mercedes Villullas
Support type: Regular Research Grants