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Coherent diffrAction foR a look Inside Nanostructures towards atomic rEsolution: catalysis and interface

Project description

Real-time imaging to track catalyst formation

Nanomaterial-based catalysts are usually heterogeneous catalysts broken up into nanoparticles to speed up the catalytic process. Compared to their bulk counterparts, metal nanoparticles have a higher surface area, so there is increased catalytic activity. So far, the spectroscopic characterisation of materials undergoing reaction coupled simultaneously with measurement of catalytic activity and selectivity has been conducted in ideal conditions. The ambition of the EU-funded CARINE project is to track in situ and operando the structural evolution of catalytic nanoparticles in realistic conditions. It will do so by using coherent diffraction imaging. The new imaging technique will help researchers better understand catalyst formation and further improve their durability and efficiency.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-COG
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Host institution

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 793 750

Beneficiaries (2)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 793 750
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
EU contribution
€ 81 250
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations