On the geometrical model of catalytic activity

M. JoséYacamán, A. Gómez

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-359
Number of pages12
JournalApplications of Surface Science
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Nov 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Engineering


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