Platinum surfaces in sulfuric acid: general remarks

  • M. NowickiEmail author
  • K. Wandelt
Part of the Condensed Matter book series (volume 45B)


In this chapter the experimental results on adsorption of sulfate ion on Pt(111), Pt(100) and Pt(110) surfaces are described.

Infrared and CV measurements indicate strong adsorption on Pt above 0.15 V (RHE) and a decrease of the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) by the adsorbed SO42−/HSO4 anions; the sequence is Pt(111)<Pt(100)<Pt(110). The suggested bond geometry is threefold on Pt(111) but twofold on Pt(100) and Pt(110) [1, 2].

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reference hydrogen electrode


oxygen reduction reaction


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  2. 2.
    Hoshi, N., Sakurada, A., Nakamura, S., Teruya, S., Koga, O., Hori, Y.: J. Phys. Chem. B 106, 1985 (2002)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Experimental PhysicsUniversity of WroclawWroclawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Physical and Theoretical ChemistryUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

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