In situ and operando measurement of catalysts at synchrotron X-ray and neutron sources

Gibson, E. K. , Silverwood, I. P., Wells, P. P. and Parker, S. F. (2016) In situ and operando measurement of catalysts at synchrotron X-ray and neutron sources. In: Hutchings, G. (ed.) Modern Developments in Catalysis. World Scientific Publishing: New Jersey, pp. 41-88. ISBN 9781786341211 (doi: 10.1142/9781786341228_0002)

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Large scale research facilities such as the Diamond Light Source and ISIS neutron source exist to offer access to techniques that are impractical in other settings. The time available is restricted and it is therefore imperative that experiments are well planned and executed. This work aims to help by discussing the techniques and equipment available for in situ and operando measurements with X-ray and neutron probes to encourage greater use of these facilities. The benefits of each technique for in situ measurement will be briefly discussed and the constraints they demand on reactor design will be mentioned in detail. Examples illustrating existing cell design and their use to elucidate catalytic reactions will be explored with reference to the literature. A description of progress in linking X-ray and neutron probes with secondary techniques will be included and trends and future directions will be identified.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gibson, Dr Emma
Authors: Gibson, E. K., Silverwood, I. P., Wells, P. P., and Parker, S. F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Publisher:World Scientific Publishing

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