The effect of doping of the ultradispersed nickel powder by pyrocarbon on oxygen adsorption and Oads + CO reaction
Oxygen adsorption and chemisorption and the kinetics of interaction between adsorbed oxygen and CO on nickel ultradispersed powder (average size of particles, 20 nm) are studied. The ultradispersed nickel powder was dosed by the products of pyrolysis of chemisorbed ethylene (pyrocarbon) in the amount of 0.1-1.6 of a monolayer. The spectra of ferromagnetic resonance of the ultradispersed nickel powder before and after ethylene adsorption and pyrolysis and after adsorption and chemisorption of oxygen and its reduction by hydrogen are recorded. The magnetization of ultradispersed nickel powder increases upon dosing the surface with ethylene (C2H4ads) and pyrocarbon in the amount of 0.5 of a monolayer. Pyrocarbon inhibits the Oads + CO reaction. The reaction orders with respect to Oads and CO and the experimental activation energy change. The effects of small (less than a monolayer) and large (more than a monolayer) amounts of the modifying agent are different.