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Elucidating chemical interactions between catalyst surfaces and adsorbates is crucial for understanding surface chemical reactivity. Herein, interactions between O atoms and Pt surfaces and nanoparticles are described as a linear combination of the properties of pristine surfaces and isolated nanoparticles. The energetics of O chemisorption onto Pt surfaces were described using only two descriptors related to surface geometrical features. The relatively high coefficient of determination and low mean absolute error between the density functional theory-calculated and predicted O binding energies indicate good accuracy of the model. For Pt nanoparticles, O binding is described by the geometrical features and electronic properties of isolated nanoparticles. Using a linear combination of five descriptors and accounting for nanoparticle size effects and adsorption site types, the O binding energy was estimated with a higher accuracy than with conventional single-descriptor models. Finally, these five descriptors were used in a general model that decomposes O binding energetics on Pt surfaces and nanoparticles. Good correlation was achieved between the calculated and predicted O binding energies, and model validation confirmed its accuracy. This is the first model that considers the nanoparticle size effect and all possible adsorption sites on Pt nanoparticles and surfaces.

Rivera Rocabado David S, Nanba Yusuke, Koyama Michihisa