Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 163, Issue 3, pp 576–592 | Cite as

Reversible Reshaping of Supported Metal Nanoislands Under Reaction Conditions in a Minimalistic Lattice Model

  • A. Korobov


The shape of (nano)islands is among significant factors of the catalytic activity of supported catalysts. A lattice model of the reshaping under reaction conditions is suggested and studied by means of kinetic Monte Carlo simulations. It is rooted in experimental findings and is simplified as far as possible to still demonstrate reversible compact—ramified shape transitions. This simple model with complex behavior demonstrates several reshaping regimes and is considered as a possible sub-network of more realistic networks of heterogeneous catalytic reactions.


Supported catalysts Shape transitions Ramified shapes Complexity Poisoning 



This research was partly supported by the Ukrainian Minister of Education and Science through Grant No 0113U002428.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Materials Chemistry DepartmentV. N. Karazin Kharkov National UniversityKharkivUkraine

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