Copper clusters and small particles stabilized within nanoporous materials

V. S. Gurin, V. P. Petranovskii, A. N. Pestryakov, Andrey Nikolaevich Kryazhov, O. Ozhereliev, M. A. Hernandes, A. A. Alexeenko

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Copper was incorporated into mordenites with variable SiO 2/Al2O3 molar ratio, porous silica xerogels, natural pumice, and γ-alumina. The UV/Visible spectroscopy of the copper species produced as the result of hydrogen reduction and catalytic runs is presented. Different spectral features were detected assignable to nanoparticles, few-atomic clusters, oxide forms and Cu(II) compounds. The significant effect of support upon the redox-behavior of copper is discussed on the basis of experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-384
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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