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The ambient-pressure endstation of the VerSoX beamline has started operation in July 2017. A major part of the experiments at this endstation is devoted to the study of catalytic interfaces under reaction conditions, using Photoelectron and/or X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XPS and NEXAFS). These studies aim at the identification of the chemical state of the catalyst and/or the adsorbed reactants, intermediates, or products at the interface. Often there is a multitude of chemical species present at the interface and it is difficult to identify them without good reference spectra.
The aim of the project is creating reference spectra for common catalyst materials and reactants/intermediates/reaction products that are frequently studied at VerSoX. The main work carried out by the placement student will be preparing suitable samples (under the guidance of members of the beamline team) and participating in the in-house data collection of reference spectra. The project will concentrate on well-defined surfaces of metallic and oxide samples of common earth-abundant catalyst materials (Fe, Ni, Cu) and well-defined layers of selected common reagents on these surfaces (CO, alkenes, alcohols).
Suitable Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Engineering
Project duration: 12 weeks
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