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Title: Neutrons for Catalysis: A Workshop on Neutron Scattering Techniques for Studies in Catalysis

Abstract

This report summarizes the Workshop on Neutron Scattering Techniques for Studies in Catalysis, held at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on September 16 and 17, 2010. The goal of the Workshop was to bring experts in heterogeneous catalysis and biocatalysis together with neutron scattering experimenters to identify ways to attack new problems, especially Grand Challenge problems in catalysis, using neutron scattering. The Workshop locale was motivated by the neutron capabilities at ORNL, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and the new and developing instrumentation at the SNS. Approximately 90 researchers met for 1 1/2 days with oral presentations and breakout sessions. Oral presentations were divided into five topical sessions aimed at a discussion of Grand Challenge problems in catalysis, dynamics studies, structure characterization, biocatalysis, and computational methods. Eleven internationally known invited experts spoke in these sessions. The Workshop was intended both to educate catalyst experts about the methods and possibilities of neutron methods and to educate the neutron community about the methods and scientific challenges in catalysis. Above all, it was intended to inspire new research ideas among the attendees. All attendees were asked to participate in one or more of three breakoutmore » sessions to share ideas and propose new experiments that could be performed using the ORNL neutron facilities. The Workshop was expected to lead to proposals for beam time at either the HFIR or the SNS; therefore, it was expected that each breakout session would identify a few experiments or proof-of-principle experiments and a leader who would pursue a proposal after the Workshop. Also, a refereed review article will be submitted to a prominent journal to present research and ideas illustrating the benefits and possibilities of neutron methods for catalysis research.« less

Authors:
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  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences; Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1027840
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2011/458
KC0302010; ERKCC53; TRN: US1105698
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CATALYSIS; CATALYSTS; HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS; HFIR REACTOR; NEUTRON SOURCES; NEUTRONS; ORNL; SCATTERING; SPALLATION

Citation Formats

Overbury, Steven, Coates, Leighton, Herwig, Kenneth W, and Kidder, Michelle. Neutrons for Catalysis: A Workshop on Neutron Scattering Techniques for Studies in Catalysis. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1027840.
Overbury, Steven, Coates, Leighton, Herwig, Kenneth W, & Kidder, Michelle. Neutrons for Catalysis: A Workshop on Neutron Scattering Techniques for Studies in Catalysis. United States. doi:10.2172/1027840.
Overbury, Steven, Coates, Leighton, Herwig, Kenneth W, and Kidder, Michelle. Sat . "Neutrons for Catalysis: A Workshop on Neutron Scattering Techniques for Studies in Catalysis". United States. doi:10.2172/1027840. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1027840.
@article{osti_1027840,
title = {Neutrons for Catalysis: A Workshop on Neutron Scattering Techniques for Studies in Catalysis},
author = {Overbury, Steven and Coates, Leighton and Herwig, Kenneth W and Kidder, Michelle},
abstractNote = {This report summarizes the Workshop on Neutron Scattering Techniques for Studies in Catalysis, held at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on September 16 and 17, 2010. The goal of the Workshop was to bring experts in heterogeneous catalysis and biocatalysis together with neutron scattering experimenters to identify ways to attack new problems, especially Grand Challenge problems in catalysis, using neutron scattering. The Workshop locale was motivated by the neutron capabilities at ORNL, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and the new and developing instrumentation at the SNS. Approximately 90 researchers met for 1 1/2 days with oral presentations and breakout sessions. Oral presentations were divided into five topical sessions aimed at a discussion of Grand Challenge problems in catalysis, dynamics studies, structure characterization, biocatalysis, and computational methods. Eleven internationally known invited experts spoke in these sessions. The Workshop was intended both to educate catalyst experts about the methods and possibilities of neutron methods and to educate the neutron community about the methods and scientific challenges in catalysis. Above all, it was intended to inspire new research ideas among the attendees. All attendees were asked to participate in one or more of three breakout sessions to share ideas and propose new experiments that could be performed using the ORNL neutron facilities. The Workshop was expected to lead to proposals for beam time at either the HFIR or the SNS; therefore, it was expected that each breakout session would identify a few experiments or proof-of-principle experiments and a leader who would pursue a proposal after the Workshop. Also, a refereed review article will be submitted to a prominent journal to present research and ideas illustrating the benefits and possibilities of neutron methods for catalysis research.},
doi = {10.2172/1027840},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {10}
}

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