Temperature control in DRIFT cells used for in situ and operando studies: where do we stand today?
Vibrational spectroscopy is considered a workhorse in heterogeneous catalysis. This group of techniques has allowed an understanding of the structure of the solid catalysts, not only with ex situ methodologies but also with in situ and operando studies. In this perspective, an appraisal of diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFT) is provided, in particular regarding the heat transfer limitations in the cell, and solutions, which can affect the measurement, with consequences in kinetic studies.
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