Heterogeneous catalysis under pressure - In-situ neutron diffraction under industrial conditions

Timur Kandemir*, Frank Girgsdies, Igor Kasatkin, Edward Kunkes, Klaus Dieter Liss, Vanessa K. Peterson, Robert Schlögl, Malte Behrens

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The present work describes the application of a tubular reactor that allows in-situ neutron diffraction on working catalysts at high pressures. The designed reactor enables the application to a sample of industrially-relevant reaction conditions, i.e., in a temperature range up to 330°C and 60 bar pressure, coupled with online gas-analysis. Application of the cell is demonstrated by ammonia synthesis over a commercial catalyst with diffraction data obtained from the high-resolution powder diffractometer, Echidna, at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, ANSTO.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012053
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event5th European Conference on Neutron Scattering, ECNS 2011 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 17 Jul 201121 Jul 2011


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