Multimodal X-ray analysis in real-time: combined X-ray diffraction / Scattering and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy

Projekt: Forskning



The collaborative project XRD@Balder between Balder and Chalmers University, Göteborg, is aiming to develop and implement (in-situ) X-ray diffraction capabilities simultaneously with X-ray spectroscopy in one experimental
setup with sub-second time resolution. This project is framed in the exploration of new catalytic materials, their molecular function and ways to use them for environmental protection and chemical production without putting
planetary boundaries for sustainability at risk.
New catalytic materials -as synthesized at Chalmers University- will be studied with in-operando combined spectroscopic and scattering methods in controlled environments. While X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) reveals information about the chemical and electronic structure of the catalyst, simultaneously performed X-ray diffraction (XRD) will be used to investigate structural changes during catalytic reactions. Inherently combining XAS and XRD will further enable site selective investigations of the active catalytic site of the material.
Gällande start-/slutdatum2020/01/01 → …