The Structure of Catalytically Active Gold on Titania

@article{Chen2004TheSO,
  title={The Structure of Catalytically Active Gold on Titania},
  author={M. S. Chen and D. Wayne Goodman},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={306},
  pages={252 - 255}
}
The high catalytic activity of gold clusters on oxides has been attributed to structural effects (including particle thickness and shape and metal oxidation state), as well as to support effects. We have created well-ordered gold mono-layers and bilayers that completely wet (cover) the oxide support, thus eliminating particle shape and direct support effects. High-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy and carbon monoxide adsorption confirm that the gold atoms are bonded to titanium atoms… 
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