Spectroscopy in Catalysis: An Introduction / Edition 3

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“… this book is a uniquely helpful guide to many of the major (and some minor) techniques used to investigate the structures of solid catalysts and model systems and is written from the perspective of a prolific researcher in the field. The writing is enjoyable to read, the illustrations are clear, and the reader is guided efficiently to key technical references for further details… “ –Journal of the American Chemical Society

Superbly organized and of great pedagogic value, Spectroscopy in Catalysis describes the most important modern analytical techniques used to investigate catalytic surfaces. These include electron, ion, and vibrational spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, temperature-programmed techniques, diffraction, and microscopy. With the focus on practical use, rather than theory, each chapter presents current applications to illustrate the type of information that the technique provides and evaluates its possibilities and limitations, allowing selection of the best catalyst and the correct technique to solve a given problem.
This third edition includes significant new developments and case studies, with all the chapters updated by way of recent examples and relevant new literature. For students and for everyone who wants a digestible introduction to catalyst characterization.

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Editorial Reviews

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'This is a truly valuable book ... very useful for industrial practitioners who need to be aware of the type of information that can be obtained from modern surface spectroscopies .... The book has a superb pedagogic value...'
Journal of Catalysis

'The author has achieved the clarity of presentation without resorting to unnecessary simplifications. The drawings are very instructive and the examples are very well chosen . ... I am convinced that it will soon become an indispensable companion for everybody interested in the studies of catalysis.'
Newsletter of the European Federation of the Catalysis Societies

'... this is an excellent text on spectroscopies in catalysis and I highly recommend it for ... introductory courses on heterogeneous catalysis or as a general introductory monograph.'
Journal of the American Chemical Society

'This admirable and beautifully organized book ... should prove invaluable to generations of graduate students and others embarking on a serious study of solid catalysts.'
Advanced Materials

'Niemantsverdriet's book enriches the scientific literature. A description of surface spectroscopy with textbook character was not previously available.'
Nachrichten aus Chemie, Technik und Laboratorium

Introduces the concepts of spectroscopic and related techniques as they are used catalysis and catalytic surface chemistry, as a beginning text for students embarking on doctoral projects that involve either of those subjects. Limited to supported metals, oxides, sulfides, and metal single crystals; and does not cover nuclear magnetic resonance or electron spin resonance. A paper version of the 1993 edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527316519
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/24/2007
  • Edition description: 3rd, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.81 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Hans Niemantsverdriet is Professor Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, Director of the Schuit Institute of Catalysis and Dean of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. He is (co)author of about 185 scientific papers and of 3 books (see also www.catalysis.nl). Hans has been Editor of the Journal of Catalysis since 1996, and served as Managing Editor of CaTTech between 1996 and 2001. He is member of the Editorial Boards of Applied Surface Science, and Physical Chemistry - Chemical Physics. He served as Chairman of the Netherlands Vacuum Society NEVAC (1997-2000) and as President of the European Federation of Catalysis Societies, EFCATS (1999-2001).

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Table of Contents

Heterogeneous Catalysis
The Aim of Catalyst Characterization
Spectroscopic Techniques
Research Strategies
Temperature-Programmed Reduction
Temperature-Programmed Sulfidation
Temperature-Programmed Reaction Spectroscopy
Temperature-Programmed Desorption
Temperature-Programmed Reaction Spectroscopy in UHV
X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy (UPS)
Auger Electron Spectroscopy
Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS)
Secondary Neutral Mass Spectrometry (SNMS)
Ion Scattering: The Collision Process
Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS)
Low-Energy Ion Scattering (LEIS)
The Moessbauer Effect
Moessbauer Spectroscopy
Moessbauer Spectroscopy in Catalyst Characterization
X-Ray Diffraction
Low-Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED)
X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS)
Electron Microscopy
Field Emission Microscopy and Ion Microscopy
Scanning Probe Microscopy: AFM and STM
Other Imaging Techniques
Theory of Molecular Vibrations
Infrared Spectroscopy
Sum-Frequency Generation
Raman Spectroscopy
Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS)
Supported Rhodium Catalysts
Alkali Promoters on Metal Surfaces
Cobalt-Molybdenum Sulfide Hydrodesulfurization Catalysts
Chromium Polymerization Catalysts

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