Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 4, 1999
Previous Article Next Article

Core level photoelectron spectroscopy for polymer and catalyst characterisation

Abstract

Electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis or ESCA is a powerful tool for the characterisation of chemical species at surfaces. ESCA can therefore play a major role in the study of heterogeneous catalysts and catalytic processes. In the polymer field, more recently an increase in sensitivity combined with high spectral resolution has revealed details on the chemical environment around the probed atom. Information on nearest and next-nearest neighbours, sometimes even including conformational information, has become accessible. In catalysis the valence state of the metal centre can be estimated, and charge–binding energy relations can be used to establish charge–(catalytic) performance relations.

Back to tab navigation

Article information


Chem. Soc. Rev., 1999,28, 233-238
Article type
Paper

Core level photoelectron spectroscopy for polymer and catalyst characterisation

A. Paul Pijpers and R. J. Meier, Chem. Soc. Rev., 1999, 28, 233
DOI: 10.1039/A807826B

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements