Research in the Materials Chemistry group focusses on the development and application of operando spectroscopy techniques in catalysis and materials research, to understand properties and reactivity, with a focus on X-ray spectroscopy techniques. Novel (time resolved) X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy methods have been developed as tools in materials research. This includes the development of the required operando instrumentation and cells, as well as data analysis and theoretical methods (the latter in collaboration). Several of the operando techniques are in use at synchrotrons across Europe. Application of the techniques to fundamentally or industrially interesting catalytic processes and materials has been pursued, providing unprecedented insights in catalysts properties and reaction mechanisms, including electrochemical processes in batteries and fuel cells. The insights allow rational design of novel materials and processes.
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