Direct observation of the shapes of metal catalyst particles by electron microscopy aids in elucidating the correlation between surface geometry and catalytic activity. A review of the most commonly observed shapes reveals that particle surface roughness is a key parameter in this correlation. The correlation is illustrated by two examples: isomerization of 2-methylpentane over platinum and ethane hydrogenolysis over nickel.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Applications of Surface Science|
|State||Published - Nov 1984|
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