Two new publications on Curved Crystals

Two new studies using curved crystals have been published!

The first, by S. Blomberg et al. investigates the catalytic activity of the steps of a curved Pd(111) crystal using Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence, and elucidates the dependence of the light-off temperature on step-type (type A vs type B). (Read a summary of the paper in our portfolio.)

The second publication, by M. Ilyn et al., investigates the structure of a curved Ni(111) using Low Energy Electron Diffraction and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, exploring the occurrence of step-doubling as a function of temperature and vicinal plane. A striking asymmetry towards step-doubling is found for different step-types. (Read a summary of the paper in our portfolio.)

Blomberg, S.; Zetterberg, J.; Zhou, J.; Merte, L. R.; Gustafson, J.; Shipilin, M.; Trinchero, A.; Miccio, L. A.; Magaña, A.; Ilyn, M.; Schiller, F.; Ortega, J. E.; Bertram, F.; Grönbeck, H. & Lundgren, E.
Strain Dependent Light-off Temperature in Catalysis Revealed by Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence
 ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7, 110-114
Ilyn, M.; Magaña, A.; Walter, A. L.; Schiller, F. & Ortega, J. E.
Step-Doubling at Vicinal Ni(111) Surfaces Investigated with a Curved Crystal
J. Phys. Chem. C, Just Accepted Manuscript