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The physical and chemical properties of bulk Ce(1-x)Tb(x)O(2) and Ce(1-x)Tb(x)O(y) nanoparticles (x<or =0.5) were investigated using synchrotron-based x-ray diffraction (XRD), x-ray adsorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES), Raman spectroscopy (RS), and first-principles density-functional (DF) calculations. DF results and Raman spectra point to a small(More)
An image plate (IP) detector coupled with high energy synchrotron radiation was used for atomic pair distribution function (PDF) analysis, with high probed momentum transfer Q max ≤ 28.5 ˚ A −1 from crystalline materials. Materials with different structural complexities were measured to test the validity of the quantitative data analysis. Experimental(More)
The changes in the morphology of Ba-oxide-based NO(x)() storage/reduction catalysts were investigated using time-resolved X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and energy dispersed spectroscopy. Large Ba(NO(3))(2) crystallites form on the alumina support when the catalyst is prepared by the incipient wetness method using an aqueous(More)
In this perspective article, we show how a series of in situ techniques {X-ray diffraction (XRD), pair-distribution-function analysis (PDF), X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS), environmental transmission electron microscopy (ETEM), infrared spectroscopy (IR), ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (AP-XPS)} can be combined to perform detailed(More)
Time-resolved X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption fine structure, and first-principles density functional calculations were used to investigate the reaction of CuO and Cu(2)O with H(2) in detail. The mechanism for the reduction of CuO is complex, involving an induction period and the embedding of H into the bulk of the oxide. The in-situ experiments show(More)
Reduction of an oxide in hydrogen is a method frequently employed in the preparation of active catalysts and electronic devices. Synchrotron-based time-resolved X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS/EXAFS), photoemission, and first-principles density-functional (DF) slab calculations were used to study the reaction of H(2) with(More)
A novel inverse CeO(2)/CuO catalyst for preferential oxidation of CO in H(2)-rich stream (CO-PROX) has been developed on the basis of a hypothesis extracted from previous work of the group (JACS 2007, 129, 12064). Possible separation of the two competing oxidation reactions involved in the process (of CO and H(2), respectively) is the key to modulation of(More)