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Special Issue "Spectroscopy in Catalysis"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, nanoparticles, catalysis, X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, thin films, surface science
The basis of knowledge-based catalyst development is a comprehensive characterization of the catalyst and the catalytic process. Only sophisticated spectroscopic methods and the combination of them led to convincing and promising results. Therefore, in the last years great progress was obtained in the development of such methods. Operando investigation combining different spectroscopies for analysis under catalytic conditions, near-ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for bridging the pressure gap in surface-sensitive methods, and new mapping methods leading to spatial resolved investigation in the reactor are some striking examples to describe this development. The aim of all these efforts is to establish convincing structure–function relationships and understand the catalytic process for the development of more powerful catalysts. However, not only activity and selectivity will play an important role in our future understanding of deactivation; in general, the loss of catalytic performance will become more important.
In this Special Issue, submissions are welcome that reflect the state of research in spectroscopy in catalysis. In addition to laboratory techniques, one focus should be the powerful capability provided by modern synchrotron radiation sources both for operando and in situ experiments. Another great subject is represented by Near-Ambient Pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, which was developed at synchrotron sources, but now the step to a lab method is being taken. The contribution of modern theoretical methods, e.g., of DFT calculations for improving our understanding of the spectroscopic results, should be illustrated in this issue, too.
Dr. Jorg Radnik
Dr. Giovanni Agostini
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- operando and in situ investigation
- electronic and geometrical structure of active sites
- reaction mechanism
- structure-function relationships
- combination of complementary techniques
- theoretical calculation