An in situ set up for the detection of CO(2) from catalytic CO oxidation by using planar laser-induced fluorescence.

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We report the first experiment carried out on an in situ setup, which allows for detection of CO(2) from catalytic CO oxidation close to a model catalyst under realistic reaction conditions by the means of planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) in the mid-infrared spectral range. The onset of the catalytic reaction as a function of temperature was followed by PLIF in a steady state flow reactor. After taking into account the self-absorption of CO(2), a good agreement between the detected CO(2) fluorescence signal and the CO(2) mass spectrometry signal was shown. The observed difference to previously measured onset temperatures for the catalytic ignition is discussed and the potential impact of IR-PLIF as a detection technique in catalysis is outlined.


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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Article number053104
JournalThe Review of Scientific Instruments
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch

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