Using density-functional theory, we investigated the adsorption and dissociation of CO2 on Ru19 clusters of nm size. According to our results, the CO2 molecule adsorbed on the rhombus-center region of a double icosahedral Ru19 nanocluster has the largest adsorption energy, -1.48 eV, and the greatest elongation of C-O bond. Dissociating the first C-O bond of a CO2 molecule we got a reaction barrier of 0.78 eV, smaller than that of adsorbed on otherwise octahedral and low-symmetry Ru19 cluster structures. To understand the electronic properties, we calculated the electron localization functions and local densities of states, and the result was explicable.
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- General Physics and Astronomy
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry