Synchrotrons, Catalysts and UOP: from Imaging to in situ Spectroscopy

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 3:00pm

SpeakerSimon R. Bare, UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company

Program Description

Who is UOP, what does UOP do, and why does UOP use synchrotrons in its research, and what does it use them for? These are just a few of the questions that will be addressed in this seminar. After a brief introduction to UOP, and a historical perspective of its involvement in using synchrotrons, the talk will focus on the characterization of catalysts. The methods available at synchrotron today are ideally suited to unravel the complexity of a working catalyst. Examples will be provided from X-ray microtomography used to image whole catalyst extrudates, to microprobe XRF and XAFS, to XES and in situ XAFS, and the importance of theory. The talk will end with a look to the future.

Synchrotrons, Catalysts and UOP: from Imaging to in situ Spectroscopy
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