Piskunov, Sergei; Jacob, Timo; Spohr, Eckhard:

Oxygen adsorption at La1−xSrxMnO3(001) surfaces : predictions from first prin- ciples

In: Physical Review B: Condensed matter and materials physics, Jg. 83 (2011) ; Nr. 7, S. 073402
ISSN: 1098-0121, 0163-1829, 0556-2805
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
Fakultät für Chemie
The interaction of atomic and molecular oxygen with MnO2- and La(Sr)O-terminated (001) surfaces of Sr-doped LaMnO3 has been studied using the B3LYP hybrid exchange-correlation functional within the framework of density functional theory (DFT). Using the obtained binding energies in conjunction with the ab initio thermodynamics we predict that adsorbed O atoms stabilize the surface of an LSM cathode at typical SOFC working conditions (T=1100 K, pO2=0.2 p0). The most favorable oxygen adsorption sites have been found to be atop surface Mn atoms on the MnO2-terminated surface and on the hollow positions of the La(Sr)O-terminated LSM(001) surface. An O2 molecule adsorbed at a hollow position of the La(Sr)O-terminated surface is readily dissociated, which adds a substantial contribution to the ionic transport at the LSM surface.