Operando neutron scattering – following reactions in real time using neutrons

Skukauskas, Vainius and Johnson Humphrey, Elliot L.B. and Hitchcock, Iain and York, Andrew and Kelleher, Joseph and Gibson, Emma K. and Nelson, David J. and Silverwood, Ian P. (2021) Operando neutron scattering – following reactions in real time using neutrons. Topics in Catalysis, 64 (9-12). pp. 693-698. ISSN 1572-9028 (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11244-021-01436-x)

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The complexation of NiCl2 with 2,2'-Bipyridine was followed using quasielastic neutron scattering to observe reaction progress. Water adsorption in chabazite with time resolution was observed using strain induced in the aluminosilicate framework with a high-resolution engineering diffractometer. These reactions illustrate the recent progress and possibilities in using neutron probes to observe realistic catalytic reactions as they progress.


Skukauskas, Vainius, Johnson Humphrey, Elliot L.B., Hitchcock, Iain, York, Andrew, Kelleher, Joseph, Gibson, Emma K., Nelson, David J. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9461-5182 and Silverwood, Ian P.;