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Time-Resolved X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy in (Photo)Electrochemistry

Reviewer 1: Junfa Zhu
Reviewer 2: Anonymous
Surfaces 2018, 1(1), 138-150;
Received: 7 November 2018 / Revised: 30 November 2018 / Accepted: 1 December 2018 / Published: 5 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electrochemical Surface Science: Basics and Applications)

Round 1

Reviewer 1 Report

This minireview gives a brief introduction of time-resolved XAS for electrochemical and photoelectrochemical studies. The authors mainly introduced four different XAS techniques, namely quick-XAS, energy dispersed XAS, pump&probe XAS and fixed-energy X-ray absorption voltammetry, that allow spanning from fs-ps to seconds/hours timescales. Overall, it is a good review which I recommend to be published after considering the following minor revision.

1.     It is better to add a schematic drawing of excitation/de-excitation process showing the principle of XAS technique.

2.     The quality of Figure 2 is poor. The authors should replace it with a better quality figure.

Author Response

We are thankful to Reviewer 1 for giving these valuable comments on our manuscript and for having appreciated its contents.

About the two revisions required, we inserted the new figure in the text (the new Figure 1) and we substituted all figures with better resolved ones.

Reviewer 2 Report

The authors report an interesting mini review addressing the  use of X-ray absorption spectroscopy  for time-resolved studies of electrochemical and photoelectrochemical phenomena.

The article is scholarly written and gives an overview on four different approaches with relevant case studies taken from the literature and from the research of the authors. 

I appreciated very much the manuscript and I am really convinced that it can became a reference paper for  the relative scientific community.

Author Response

We are grateful to Reviewer 2 for having well appreciated our manuscript. Indeed, we also hope this will become a reference for scientists approaching time-resolved XAS and its high potentialities.

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