Effect of the Solvent on the Oxygen Evolution Reaction at the TiO2-Water Interface

Authors: Patrick Gono1*, Francesco Amborsio1*, Alfredo Pasquarello1*

  1. Chair of Atomic Scale Simulation (CSEA), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Corresponding authors emails: patrick.gono@epfl.ch, francesco.ambrosio@epfl.ch, alfredo.pasquarello@epfl.ch

DOI10.24435/materialscloud:2019.0038/v2 (version v2, submitted on 02 August 2019)

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Patrick Gono, Francesco Amborsio, Alfredo Pasquarello, Effect of the Solvent on the Oxygen Evolution Reaction at the TiO2-Water Interface, Materials Cloud Archive (2019), doi: 10.24435/materialscloud:2019.0038/v2.

Description

We investigate the solvation effect of water on the overpotentials of the oxygen evolution reaction on rutile TiO2 by applying the thermodynamic integration method on atomistic model interfaces with and without the water molecules. We compare the results at the vacuum interface with the commonly used computational hydrogen electrode method, finding overall good agreement. The effect of the solvent is found to be twofold. First, the explicit treatment of the solvent can lead to equilibrium configurations differing from the relaxed structures without solvent. Second, the overpotentials can be affected by up to 0.5 eV. The energetics are subject to electrostatic effects at the interface rather than to modifications in the hydrogen bond network. These results provide a promising perspective for treating the solvent with implicit models.

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60.0 MiB Ab-initio molecular dynamics trajectory of the TiO2-water interface with O adsorbed
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37.6 KiB Relaxed structures of the vacuum interface with all relevant adsorbates used in the computational hydrogen electrode calculations
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59.8 MiB Ab-initio molecular dynamics trajectory of the TiO2-water interface with OOH adsorbed
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7.7 MiB Ab-initio molecular dynamics trajectory of the TiO2-vacuum interface with O adsorbed
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60.1 MiB Ab-initio molecular dynamics trajectory of the TiO2-water interface with OH adsorbed
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25.0 MiB Ab-initio molecular dynamics trajectory of the TiO2-vacuum interface with OH adsorbed

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Keywords

MARVEL/DD3 water explicit solvent solvation effect oxygen evolution reaction TiO2 rutile

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