Applied X-ray spectroscopy

Intermetallic PdIn Nanoparticle Catalysts

The final version of the PdIn intermetallic nanoparticles for CO2 to methanol hydrogenation paper is out in Applied Catalysis B: Environmental! Besides following changes in the sample characteristics using core level photoemission and correlating these with other characterisation methods, it also contains valence band spectra studying the change in electronic structure upon variation of the mixture of Pd and In in these intermetallic nanoparticles. The strong quenching of the density of states and change in structure of the valence states can be used to identify the sample chemistry in detail and can be directly linked to the behaviour of the catalysts.

This paper follows our previous work on Pd2Ga-based catalysts which we published earlier this year in ACS Catalysis.

PS: The paper is open access so what are you waiting for? Go read it now 🙂


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