Breakthroughs in Hard X-ray Diffraction: Towards a Multiscale Science Approach in Heterogeneous Catalysis.

Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)

PubMedID: 24990145

Ristanovic Z, Weckhuysen BM. Breakthroughs in Hard X-ray Diffraction: Towards a Multiscale Science Approach in Heterogeneous Catalysis. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2014;.
Diffraction at hard work: Modern heterogeneous catalysis would benefit from a multiscale science approach bridging the molecular world with the macroscopic world. Because of recent breakthroughs in X-ray diffraction methods, including the surface X-ray diffraction of atomically flat model catalysts, X-ray diffraction tomography of catalyst bodies, and X-ray profiling of an active catalyst in a chemical reactor, such an approach is now within reach.