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.
The Aim of Catalyst Characterization
Temperature-Programmed Reaction Spectroscopy
Temperature-Programmed Reaction Spectroscopy in UHV
PHOTOEMISSION AND AUGER SPECTROSCOPY
X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy (UPS)
Auger Electron Spectroscopy
THE ION SPECTROSCOPIES
Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS)
Secondary Neutral Mass Spectrometry (SNMS)
Ion Scattering: The Collision Process
Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS)
Low-Energy Ion Scattering (LEIS)
The Moessbauer Effect
Moessbauer Spectroscopy in Catalyst Characterization
DIFFRACTION AND EXTENDED X-RAY ABSORPTION FINE STRUCTURE (EXAFS)
Low-Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED)
X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS)
MICROSCOPY AND IMAGING
Field Emission Microscopy and Ion Microscopy
Scanning Probe Microscopy: AFM and STM
Other Imaging Techniques
Theory of Molecular Vibrations
Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS)
CASE STUDIES IN CATALYST CHARACTERIZATION
Supported Rhodium Catalysts
Alkali Promoters on Metal Surfaces
Cobalt-Molybdenum Sulfide Hydrodesulfurization Catalysts
Chromium Polymerization Catalysts
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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