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FELIX research featured on back cover Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Date of news: 10 December 2021

On the back cover of the latest issue Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics you can find interesting art work, illustrating research done by FELIX scientists, featured in the edition.PCCP

Researchers investigated elementary reaction steps in the hydrogenation of CO2 over copper-based catalysts. They recorded experimental IRMPD spectra for the products resulting from reacting cationic Cun + (n = 4–7) clusters with CO2, and with CO2 and H2 simultaneously, using the IR free- electron laser FELICE.  Whereas H 2 adsorbs dissociatively, CO 2 is not activated upon adsorption, independent of the presence of H2. Complementary DFT calculations suggest the reduction of CO2 to formate is thermodynamically and kinetically feasible.

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IR spectroscopic characterization of the co-adsorption of CO and H2 onto cationic Cun+ clusters, Olga V. Lushchikova, Máté Szalay, Hossein Tahmasbi, Ludo B. F. Juurlink, Jörg Meyer, Tibor Höltzl and Joost M. Bakker, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 23, 26661 (2021)

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