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Special Issue "In Situ Diffraction, Spectroscopy and Scattering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Interests: eco-cements; industrially-relevant materials (pigments, ceramics, etc.); synchrotron powder diffraction; high pressure diffraction; X-ray pair distribution function; coherent diffraction imaging; ptychographic X-ray computed nanotomography; microstructure; multiscale characterization
Material characterization and analysis using X-rays is a mature field with important applications in chemistry, physics, geology, engineering, environmental science, and materials science. A key step forward is the in situ and operando characterization of materials, which allows us to understand their properties and performances under the relevant conditions. These are rarely room temperature, room pressure, and ambient atmosphere composition!
Here we aim at gathering contributions in the area of materials characterization under relevant conditions by using the appropriated setups. The investigations can be based on a variety of probes: synchrotron radiation, laboratory X-rays, neutrons, and even electrons. Not only diffraction but scattering and X-ray absorption (and emission) techniques are at the forefront of in situ material analysis.
This Special Issue will deal with research including, but not restricted to:
- Catalysis where gases/pressure/temperature/flow conditions need to be varied;
- Gas storage, where pressure, temperature, and gasses are key players;
- Metal and alloys where heating and cooling rates, and atmospheres can be changed;
- iv) Cements, where pressure/temperature/water content have to be mimicked;
- Energy-related materials where current/photons/temperature/compositions must be mastered.
This Special Issue also provides a forum for reports on technical developments (i.e., cells, devices, etc.) that allows the analysis of materials under in situ and operando.
Prof. Miguel A. G. Aranda
Manuscript Submission Information
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