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Breakthroughs in Hard X-ray Diffraction: Towards a Multiscale Science Approach in Heterogeneous Catalysis

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  • Zoran Ristanović,

    1. Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Universiteitsweg 99, 3584 CG, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
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  • Prof. Dr. Bert M. Weckhuysen

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    1. Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Universiteitsweg 99, 3584 CG, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
    • Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Universiteitsweg 99, 3584 CG, Utrecht (The Netherlands)===

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  • This work was supported by the NWO Gravitation program, the Netherlands Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion (MCEC), and an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (321140).

Abstract

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Diffraction at hard work: Modern heterogeneous catalysis would benefit from a multiscale science approach bridging the molecular world with the macroscopic world. Because of recent breakthroughs in X-ray diffraction methods, including the surface X-ray diffraction of atomically flat model catalysts, X-ray diffraction tomography of catalyst bodies, and X-ray profiling of an active catalyst in a chemical reactor, such an approach is now within reach.

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