Models of metal catalysts: beyond single crystals

  title={Models of metal catalysts: beyond single crystals},
  author={Bruce C Gates},
  journal={Topics in Catalysis},
Because solid catalysts are typically complex in structure and composition, researchers have often used structurally simple models in attempts to identify catalytic sites and understand reaction mechanisms. Among models of metal catalysts, single crystals are the prototypes, but, because they cannot represent support effects or the smallest metal clusters and cannot easily be used in long-term catalyst testing, they are complemented by other types of model catalysts, including metal particles… CONTINUE READING