Spectroscopy in Catalysis, 3rd, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition
“… this book is a uniquely helpful guide to many of the major (and some minor) techniques used to investigate the structures of solid catalysts and model systems and is written from the perspective of a prolific researcher in the field. The writing is enjoyable to read, the illustrations are clear, and the reader is guided efficiently to key technical references for further details… “ –Journal of the American Chemical Society
Superbly organized and of great pedagogic value, Spectroscopy in Catalysis describes the most important modern analytical techniques used to investigate catalytic surfaces. These include electron, ion, and vibrational spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, temperature-programmed techniques, diffraction, and microscopy. With the focus on practical use, rather than theory, each chapter presents current applications to illustrate the type of information that the technique provides and evaluates its possibilities and limitations, allowing selection of the best catalyst and the correct technique to solve a given problem.
This third edition includes significant new developments and case studies, with all the chapters updated by way of recent examples and relevant new literature. For students and for everyone who wants a digestible introduction to catalyst characterization.
Aim of Catalysis Characterization
TEMPERATURE PROGRAMMED TECHNIQUES
Temperature Programmed Reduction
Sulfidation and Reaction Spectroscopy
Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy
PHOTOEMISSION AND AUGER SPECTROSCOPY
X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Auger Electron Spectroscopy
Secondary Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometry
Rutherford Backscattering and Low Energy Ion Spectroscopy
DIFFRACTION AND EXAFS
Low Energy Electron Diffraction and Extended X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure
MICROSCOPY AND RELATED TECHNIQUES
Scanning Probe Microscopy
Field Emission and Ion Microscopy
Infrared, Raman and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy
Case Studies in Catalyst Characterization
Journal of Catalysis
'The author has achieved the clarity of presentation without resorting to unnecessary simplifications. The drawings are very instructive and the examples are very well chosen . ... I am convinced that it will soon become an indispensable companion for everybody interested in the studies of catalysis.'
Newsletter of the European Federation of the Catalysis Societies
'... this is an excellent text on spectroscopies in catalysis and I highly recommend it for ... introductory courses on heterogeneous catalysis or as a general introductory monograph.'
Journal of the American Chemical Society
'This admirable and beautifully organized book ... should prove invaluable to generations of graduate students and others embarking on a serious study of solid catalysts.'
'Niemantsverdriet's book enriches the scientific literature. A description of surface spectroscopy with textbook character was not previously available.'
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