Absence of Oxidized Phases in Cu Under CO Reduction Conditions

Søren Bertelsen Scott, Thomas V. Hogg, Alan Taylor Landers, Thomas Maagaard, Erlend Bertheussen, John C. Lin, Ryan C. Davis, Jeffrey W. Beeman, Drew Higgins, Walter S. Drisdell, Christopher Hahn, Apurva Mehta, Brian Seger, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Ib Chorkendorff*

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By live-monitoring Cu and Cu2O Bragg peaks from the surface of a polycrystalline Cu electrode while scanning from open-circuit potential to CO reduction potentials, we show that the near-surface region is fully converted to the metallic phase at approximately +0.3 V vs RHE.
Original languageEnglish
JournalACS Energy Letters
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)803-804
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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