Formation of water at a Pt(111) surface: A study using reactive force fields (ReaxFF)

Markus J. Buehler, Adri Van Duin, Timo Jacob, Yunhee Jang, Boris Berinov, William A. Goddard

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In this paper, we report preliminary studies of formation of water from molecular oxygen and hydrogen. Using a series of atomistic simulations carried at finite temperature, we describe the dynamics of water formation at a Pt catalyst using a new reactive ReaxFF potential. By performing a series of studies, we obtain statistically meaningful trajectories to extract rate constants of water formation. This allows an estimate for the activation energy during water formation, which is found to be in reasonable agreement with the activation barrier calculated by restraint driven molecular dynamics simulation of water formation at the Pt surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanoparticles and Nanostructures in Sensors and Catalysis
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 28 2005Dec 2 2005


Other2005 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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