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Pattern formation during the oxidation of CO on Pt{100}: a mesoscopic model

Hoyle, Rebecca, Anghel, A. T., Proctor, M. R.E. and King, D. A. (2007) Pattern formation during the oxidation of CO on Pt{100}: a mesoscopic model Physical Review Letters, 98 (226102).


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Constantly changing irregular patterns of carbon monoxide (CO) and oxygen are seen during CO oxidation on platinum crystals in the [100] orientation. Ours is the first reaction-diffusion model to reproduce this pattern formation on physically feasible length and time scales, faithfully incorporating the available experimental data. Numerical simulations show patterns made up of CO and oxygen fronts moving at similar speeds to those seen in experiments.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Authors :
Anghel, A. T.
Proctor, M. R.E.
King, D. A.
Date : 1 June 2007
DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.226102
Uncontrolled Keywords : pattern formation, platinum, surface chemistry, catalytic oxidation of CO
Additional Information : Published in Physical Review Letters, 98, 226102 © 2007 The American Physical Society.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:40
Last Modified : 06 Jul 2019 05:06

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