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Solid state chemistry – mesostructured materials: Juniorprofessor Dr. Mirijam Zobel

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SPP 2080 paper out on combination of XAS, XRD and PDF on methanation catalysts

Collaboration with AG Matthias Bauer (Paderborn), AG Wolfgang Kleist (RUB) and Andreas Jentys (TUM)

Thermal decomposition of metal–organic framework (MOF) precursors is a recent method to create well-dispersed metal centers within active catalyst materials with enhanced stability, as required for dynamic operation conditions in light of challenges caused by the renewable energy supply. We use a hard X-ray-based toolbox of pair distribution function (PDF) and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) analysis combined with X-ray diffraction and catalytic activity tests to investigate structure–activity correlations of methanation catalysts obtained by thermal decomposition of a Ni(BDC)(PNO) MOF precursor.

Prinz, Nils; Schwensow, Leif; Wendholt, Sven; Jentys, Andreas; Bauer, Matthias*; Kleist, Wolfgang*; Zobel, Mirijam*
Hard X-ray-based techniques for structural investigations of CO2 methanation catalysts prepared by MOF decomposition

Nanoscale (2020), DOI: 10.1039/D0NR01750G


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