Direct observation of reduction of PdO to Pd metal by in situ electron microscopy

Peter Crozier, Abhaya K. Datye

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We have made direct in situ observations of the reduction of small particles of PdO to Pd metal using electron microscopy. We find that the reduction at low temperature (<500°C) proceeds via the formation of a metal shell surrounding an oxide core. Complete reduction leads to the production of metal particles containing central voids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3119-3124
Number of pages6
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Volume130 D
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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