O-W-Jon-3 Watching Catalysts at Work: Operando Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of Fischer-Tropsch Catalysis

Wednesday, June 5, 2013: 10:20 AM
Jones (Galt House Hotel)
Ines Gonzales-Jiminez1, Korneel Cats1, Thomas Davidian2, Matthijs Ruitenbeek2, Florian Meirer3, Yijin Liu4, Johanna Nelson4, Joy C. Andrews4, Piero Pianetta4, Frank deGroot1 and Bert M. Weckhuysen1, (1)Utrecht University, Netherlands, (2)Dow Benelux BV, Netherlands, (3)Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy, (4)Stanford University, USA.
Using Full-field Transmission hard X-ray Microscopy (TXM) at SSRL, we performed operando (350C and 10 bar) imaging of a Ruhrchemie FTO catalyst at nm-scale resolution. Following single-pixel XANES at the Fe K-edge  we correlated catalyst reaction chemistry with specific chemical forms within the starting particle.

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