Catalysis with Supported Size-selected Pt Clusters

Fundamental UHV and Applied Ambient Experiments

  • Florian Frank Schweinberger

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Florian Frank Schweinberger
    Pages 1-11
  3. Background and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Florian Frank Schweinberger
      Pages 15-38
    3. Florian Frank Schweinberger
      Pages 39-79
  4. Ultra High Vacuum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Florian Frank Schweinberger
      Pages 83-133
  5. Ambient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Florian Frank Schweinberger
      Pages 137-184
  6. Conclusion and Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Florian Frank Schweinberger
      Pages 187-193
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 195-222

About this book


In his thesis, Florian Schweinberger investigates the influence of the precise size of catalytically active species on reactivity. In order to do this he carries out studies both in UHV and under ambient conditions for supported, size-selected Platium clusters (8-68 atoms). Schweinberger probed the electronic structure, adsorption properties and reactivity of two olefins on surfaces and Pt clusters in the submonolayer range. With adsorbed trichloroethene (TCE) a possible cluster-adsorbate induced change in the electronic structure, and for ethene a low-temperature, size-dependent self-/hydrogenation was observed.In a collaborative approach, Schweinberger and colleagues investigated Pt clusters under ambient pressure conditions. They characterised the clusters at at the local and integral level and tested for temperature stability. Experiments in gas phase ?-reactors and in liquid, as part of a hybrid photocatalytic system, revealed size-dependent reactivity.Overall this thesis is not only of interest for those who want to perform similar experiments but also provides superb scientific insights for researchers in the field.


Applied Ambient Model Catalyst Experiments CO Oxidation Ethylene Hydrogenation Laser Evaporation Cluster Source Model Catalyst Characterization Photocatalytic Water Splitting Platinum Cluster Chemistry Sensitive Photoelectron Emission Spectroscopy Sophisticated and Absolute Surface Stability and Reactivity

Authors and affiliations

  • Florian Frank Schweinberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Catalysis Research Center Department of ChemistryTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01498-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01499-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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