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 Title: INFRARED PHOTODISSOCIATION CLUSTER STUDIES ON CO2 INTERACTION WITH TITANIUM OXIDE CATALYST MODELS Author(s): Dodson, Leah G Contributor(s): Weber, J. Mathias; Thompson, Michael C Subject(s): Clusters/Complexes Abstract: Titanium oxide catalysts are some of the most promising photocatalyst candidates for renewable energy storage applications via production of solar fuels. To contribute to a molecular-level understanding of the interaction of CO$_{2}$ with titanium oxide, we turn to cluster models in order to circumvent the challenges posed by speciation in the condensed phase. In this work, we use infrared photodissociation spectroscopy ($950-2400$ cm$^{-1}$) in concert with density functional theory calculations to identify and characterize $[text{TiO}_{x}(text{CO}_{2})_{y}]^{-}$ ($x$ = $1-3$, $y$ = $3-7$) clusters. We use these model systems to study the interaction of CO$_{2}$ with TiO, TiO$_{2}$, and TiO$_{3}$, and we find that each species exhibits unique infrared signatures and binding motifs. We will discuss the structures of these cluster ions, and how the coordination of the titanium atom plays a role in reduction of CO$_{2}$. Issue Date: 6/21/2017 Publisher: International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy Citation Info: APS Genre: CONFERENCE PAPER/PRESENTATION Type: Text Language: English URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/97176 DOI: 10.15278/isms.2017.WD10 Date Available in IDEALS: 2017-07-27
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