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We study experimentally and theoretically the influence of noise on the fractions of CO and oxygen in the constant gas flow directed at an Ir(111) surface during CO oxidation. Depending on the noise strength and the fraction Y of CO we observe in the deterministically bistable region a large variety of different types of behavior. These include bistable(More)
We study the effect of external noise on the catalytic oxidation of CO on an Iridium(111) single crystal under ultrahigh vacuum conditions. This reaction can be considered as a model of catalysis used in industry. In the absence of noise the reaction exhibits one or two stable stationary states, depending on control parameters such as temperature and(More)
Microbial biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles as needed in catalysis has shown its theoretical ability as an extremely environmentally friendly production method in the last few years, even though the separation of the nanoparticles is challenging. Biosynthesis, summing up biosorption and bioreduction of diluted metal ions to zero valent metals, is(More)
In this article we consider the CO oxidation on Ir(111) surfaces under large external noise with large autocorrelation imposed on the composition of the feed gas, both in experiments and in theory. We report new experimental results that show how the fluctuations force the reaction rate to jump between two well defined states. The statistics of the reaction(More)
We study the effect of external noise on the catalytic oxidation of CO on an Iridium(111) single crystal under ultrahigh vacuum conditions. This reaction can be considered as a model of catalysis used in the industry. In the absence of noise, the reaction exhibits one or two stable stationary states, depending on the control parameters such as temperature(More)
Two types of bacteria were placed on the top surface of carbon nanotube films and the composite film morphology was examined using scanning electron microscopy. The interaction of bacteria with the carbonaceous film was studied after drying and subsequent heating to 1000 °C. For gram-positive bacteria, subsequent shrinkage of the bacterial layer causes film(More)
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