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Title: Dedicated Beamline Facilities for Catalytic Research. Synchrotron Catalysis Consortium (SCC)

Synchrotron spectroscopies offer unique advantages over conventional techniques, including higher detection sensitivity and molecular specificity, faster detection rate, and more in-depth information regarding the structural, electronic and catalytic properties under in-situ reaction conditions. Despite these advantages, synchrotron techniques are often underutilized or unexplored by the catalysis community due to various perceived and real barriers, which will be addressed in the current proposal. Since its establishment in 2005, the Synchrotron Catalysis Consortium (SCC) has coordinated significant efforts to promote the utilization of cutting-edge catalytic research under in-situ conditions. The purpose of the current renewal proposal is aimed to provide assistance, and to develop new sciences/techniques, for the catalysis community through the following concerted efforts: Coordinating the implementation of a suite of beamlines for catalysis studies at the new NSLS-II synchrotron source; Providing assistance and coordination for catalysis users at an SSRL catalysis beamline during the initial period of NSLS to NSLS II transition; Designing in-situ reactors for a variety of catalytic and electrocatalytic studies; Assisting experimental set-up and data analysis by a dedicated research scientist; Offering training courses and help sessions by the PIs and co-PIs.
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  1. Columbia Univ., New York, NY
  2. Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY (United States)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  4. UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL (United States)
  5. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  6. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Contributing Orgs:
Columbia University, New York, NY (United States); Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 08 HYDROGEN; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT Catalytic, Catalysis, Synchronton, Spectroscopies