Special Issue "In Situ and Operando Vibrational Spectroscopy in Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; environmental catalysis; operando spectroscopy; IR spectroscopy; perovskite-type oxides; functional materials
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Interests: in situ/operando spectroscopy; vibrational spectroscopy; resonance Raman spectroscopy; zeolite-based catalysts; DFT molecular modelling; heterogeneous catalysis
Adsorption processes and heterogeneously catalyzed reactions take place at the surface of materials. Because of the low radiation energy involved, vibrational spectroscopies remain indispensable techniques providing unique information on key surface properties, including the molecular structure of active sites and the nature of acid and basic sites. This Special Issue on “In situ and operando vibrational spectroscopy” will provide updates on the recent advances in our understanding of catalytic and adsorption processes, taking place at the gas–solid and liquid-phase interfaces, using vibrational spectroscopy. Topics related to in situ characterization, operando characterization, elucidation of reaction mechanisms, adsorption, time-resolved experiments, modulation-type experiments, and isotope exchange will be of interest. Contributions to this Special Issue are expected to include structural analysis and properties assessment of active sites in catalysts and sorbents. Characterization of surface species during reaction would be just ideal. Submissions to this Special Issue are welcome in the form of original research papers or short reviews reflecting knowledge in the field of characterization of materials within the following thematic subjects: catalytic processes; adsorption for capture/storage/separation applications; processes on minerals and soils; electrocatalysis; and structure by in situ/operando spectroscopy.
Dr. Davide Ferri
Dr. Matteo Signorile
Manuscript Submission Information
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- vibrational spectroscopy
- in situ
- heterogeneous catalysis
- reaction mechanism
- active site
- surface properties
- structure–activity relation