Progress towards five dimensional diffraction imaging of functional materials under process conditions

Beale, A. M., Jacques, S. D.M., Gibson, E. K. and Di Michiel, M. (2014) Progress towards five dimensional diffraction imaging of functional materials under process conditions. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 277-8, pp. 208-223. (doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2014.05.008)

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In recent times there has been much progress in the imaging of functional materials under the process conditions typically used in a real industrial process. In this article the progress made in diffraction imaging in terms of both acquisition methodology (i.e. using white beam or monochromatic sources, tomography or imaging) and their application to tackle real problems in the field of industrial heterogeneous catalysis are discussed. The exemplar studies also illustrate the recent developments in sample environment that, when considered alongside the developments in diffraction imaging, allows us to propose that the information extracted from these studies are far more inclusive (conclusive?) in terms of the type (including physicochemical insight) and amount of information they yield. With the current and protracted developments in source, infrastructure, detector and software technologies it is not unreasonable to assume that such approaches will supersede the more traditional ‘single point’ in situ methods for studying industrial processes. Diffraction imaging methods in their various guises may also eventually replace the established technique of X-ray Absorption μ-CT currently applied intensively across research and diagnostic fields including biomaterials, geology, environmental science, palaeontology, cultural heritage and health.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gibson, Dr Emma
Authors: Beale, A. M., Jacques, S. D.M., Gibson, E. K., and Di Michiel, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Coordination Chemistry Reviews
ISSN (Online):1873-3840
Published Online:20 May 2014
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
First Published:First published in Coordination Chemistry Reviews 277-278:208-223
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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