Operando neutron scattering – following reactions in real time using neutrons

Vainius Skukauskas, Elliot L.B. Johnson Humphrey, Iain Hitchcock, Andrew York, Joseph Kelleher, Emma K. Gibson, David J. Nelson, Ian P. Silverwood

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The complexation of NiCl2 with 2,2'-Bipyridine was followed using quasielastic neutron scattering to observe reaction progress. Water adsorption in chabazite with time resolution was observed using strain induced in the aluminosilicate framework with a high-resolution engineering diffractometer. These reactions illustrate the recent progress and possibilities in using neutron probes to observe realistic catalytic reactions as they progress.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalTopics in Catalysis
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2021


  • Operando
  • catalysis
  • neutron diffraction
  • quasielastic neutron scattering
  • QENS


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