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Nanoscale infrared imaging of zeolites using photoinduced force microscopy

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Abstract

Characterizing the structures of zeolites and their catalytic performance with high-spatial-resolution is vital to developing new solid catalysts. We demonstrate the application of photoinduced force microscopy (PiFM), with nanometer scale resolution across the infrared spectral range, for the study of zeolite ZSM-5 thin-films with various Si/Al ratios after the methanol-to-hydrocarbons reaction. This first-of-its kind nanometer scale infrared imaging of zeolite materials demonstrates the possibility of PiFM for the study of functional porous materials.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale infrared imaging of zeolites using photoinduced force microscopy

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Submitted
31 Aug 2017
Accepted
23 Oct 2017
First published
30 Oct 2017

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 13012-13014
Article type
Communication

Nanoscale infrared imaging of zeolites using photoinduced force microscopy

D. Fu, K. Park, G. Delen, Ö. Attila, F. Meirer, D. Nowak, S. Park, J. E. Schmidt and B. M. Weckhuysen, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 13012
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC06832H

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