Mechanism of hydrogen adsorption on gold nanoparticles and charge transfer probed by anisotropic surface plasmon resonance

William L. Watkins, Yves Borensztein
2017 Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP  
The adsorption of dihydrogen on gold nanoparticles is observed by a shift in the surface plasmon resonance of gold, during argon/hydrogen cycles. This is induced by the dissociation of the H2 molecules and negative charge transfer from Au to Au–H bondings.
doi:10.1039/c7cp04843b pmid:28972603 fatcat:fa3wugtfrncaphq4a6iedn6hnu