We have developed a new instrument combining a scanning probe microscope (SPM) and an X-ray scattering platform for ambient-pressure catalysis studies. The two instruments are integrated with a flow reactor and an ultra-high vacuum system that can be mounted easily on the diffractometer at a synchrotron end station. This makes it possible to perform SPM and X-ray scattering experiments in the same instrument under identical conditions that are relevant for catalysis.
Combined scanning probe microscopy and x-ray scattering instrument for in situ catalysis investigations
Current address: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA.
Willem G. Onderwaater, Peter C. van der Tuijn, Rik V. Mom, Matthijs A. van Spronsen, Sander B. Roobol, Amirmehdi Saedi, Jakub Drnec, Helena Isern, Francesco Carla, Thomas Dufrane, Raymond Koehler, Bert Crama, Irene M. N. Groot, Roberto Felici, Joost W. M. Frenken; Combined scanning probe microscopy and x-ray scattering instrument for in situ catalysis investigations. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1 November 2016; 87 (11): 113705. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4968804
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