OF63 In Situ Environmental TEM Studies for Developing Structure-Activity Relationship in Supported Metal Catalysts for Partial Oxidation of Methane

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 3:40 PM
Ambassador Ballroom 3 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Santhosh Chenna and Peter Crozier, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
In situ environmental TEM studies on Ni/SiO2 catalyst for partial oxidation of methane shows the phase transformation of Ni to NiO and NiO back to Ni during the reaction. The mechanism for phase transformation pathway has a strong influence on the performance of the catalyst which will be discussed in detail.

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