An auger electron spectroscopy study of SO < inf> 2 adsorption on cerium-zirconium mixed metal oxides

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Cerium-zirconium mixed metal oxides are used in conjunction with platinum group metals to reduce and eliminate pollutants in automotive emissions control catalyst systems. The ceria-zirconia promoter materials regulate the partial pressure of oxygen near the catalyst surface, thereby facilitating catalytic oxidation and reduction of gas phase pollutants. However, ceria-zirconia is particularly susceptible to chemical and physical deactivation through sulfur dioxide adsorption. The interaction of sulfur dioxide with ceria-zirconia model catalysts has been studied with Auger spectroscopy to develop fundamental information regarding the sulfur dioxide deactivation mechanism.

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Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis