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Recent developments and applications of electron microscopy to heterogeneous catalysis

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Abstract

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) are popular and powerful techniques used to characterize heterogeneous catalysts. Rapid developments in electron microscopy – especially aberration correctors and in situ methods – permit remarkable capabilities for visualizing both morphologies and atomic and electronic structures. The purpose of this review is to summarize the significant developments and achievements in this field with particular emphasis on the characterization of catalysts. We also highlight the potential and limitations of the various methods, describe the need for synergistic and complementary tools when characterizing heterogeneous catalysts, and conclude with an outlook that also envisions future needs in the field.

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The article was received on 04 Sep 2012 and first published on 02 Nov 2012


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35371G
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 8179-8194
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    Recent developments and applications of electron microscopy to heterogeneous catalysis

    J. C. Yang, M. W. Small, R. V. Grieshaber and R. G. Nuzzo, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 8179
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35371G

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