Heterogeneous catalysis is a core aspect of the energy, automotive, chemical and pharmaceutical industries as most chemical reactions are catalysed by at least one material containing a multitude of often distinct catalytic functionalities. The genesis and working principles of heterogeneous catalysts still very important scientific challenges to both academic and industrial scientists.
In this themed issue, the final issue of 2010, guest editor Bert Weckhuysen (Utrecht University, the Netherlands) introduces a collection of 28 reviews covering the advantages, limitations, challenges and future possibilities of in-situ catalyst characterisation techniques.
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PCCP is delighted to announce a high-profile themed issue, co-Guest Edited by Bert M. Weckhuysen, on Operando Surface Spectroscopy. Based on the increasing momentum and interest that operando spectroscopy is gaining, this issue focusing on phenomena occurring at the solid-gas and solid-liquid interface, will be appealing not only to specialists but also to many scientists, and engineers alike, in many areas of the physical chemistry community. Submit to this issue before 15 August 2011.