Methane Oxidation by Lanthanum Oxide Doped with Cu, Zn, Mg, Fe, Nb, Ti, Zr, or Ta: the Connection Between the Activation Energy and the Energy of Oxygen-Vacancy Formation

TitleMethane Oxidation by Lanthanum Oxide Doped with Cu, Zn, Mg, Fe, Nb, Ti, Zr, or Ta: the Connection Between the Activation Energy and the Energy of Oxygen-Vacancy Formation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDerk AR, Li B, Sharma S, Moore GM, McFarland EW, Metiu H
JournalCatalysis Letters
Volume143
Issue5
Start Page406
Pagination406–410
Date Published03/2013
ISSN1011-372X
Keywords21975, AFOSR, CNSI, CSC, FBNS01, McFarland, Metiu, MRL, NSF
Abstract

We measure the effective activation energy of methane oxidation catalyzed by La2O3 doped with Cu, Zn, Mg, Fe, Nb, Ti, Zr, or Ta. We find that the measured activation energy is a linear function of the calculated energy of oxygen-vacancy formation.

URLhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10562-013-0985-7
DOI10.1007/s10562-013-0985-7
Grant: 
MRI, CSC, MRL (DMR-1121053)