Shuxian Wei

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PtSn alloy, which is a potential material for use in direct methanol fuel cells, can efficiently promote methanol oxidation and alleviate the CO poisoning problem. Herein, methanol decomposition on Pt3Sn(111) was systematically investigated using periodic density functional theory and microkinetic modeling. The geometries and energies of all of the involved(More)
Molecular geometries, electronic structures, and optical absorption spectra were investigated using density functional theory (DFT) at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) and B3LYP/DZVP levels for [CuL(2)](+) and [CuL(2)][PF(6)] (L = 6,6'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine-4,4'-dimethylformate), both in the gas phase and in methyl cyanide (MeCN) solution. The vertical excitation(More)
The gas-phase reaction mechanisms of methylamine (MA) with the ground-state Co(+)((3)F) and Ni(+)((2)D) are theoretically investigated using density functional theory at both the B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) and B3LYP/6-311++G(3df,2p) levels. The reactions for hydride abstraction and dehydrogenation are analyzed in terms of the topology of potential energy surfaces(More)
Periodic density functional theory (DFT) calculations have been performed to systematically investigate the effect of reaction intermediate on catalytic activity for hydrazine (N2H4) decomposition on Rh(111). Reaction mechanisms via intramolecular and NH2-assisted N2H4 decompositions are comparatively analyzed, including adsorption configuration, reaction(More)
Surface modification by metal doping is an effective treatment technique for improving surface properties for CO2 reduction. Herein, the effects of doped Pd, Ru, and Cu on the adsorption, activation, and reduction selectivity of CO2 on CeO2(111) were investigated by periodic density functional theory. The doped metals distorted the configuration of a(More)
The effects of chemical and structural surface heterogeneity on the CH4 adsorption behaviour on microporous carbons have been investigated using a hybrid theoretical approach, including the use of density functional theory (DFT), molecular dynamics (MD), and grand canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) simulations. Bader charge analysis is first performed to analyze(More)
The effect of edge-functionalization on the competitive adsorption of a binary CO2-CH4 mixture in nanoporous carbons (NPCs) has been investigated for the first time by combining density functional theory (DFT) and grand canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) simulation. Our results show that edge-functionalization has a more positive effect on the single-component(More)
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