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metal; platinum; absorption; article; catalysis; catalyst; catalyst support; mathematical analysis; mathematical computing; neutron scattering; radiation scattering; spectral sensitivity; temperature; X ray crystallography




A supported-metal catalyst can be considered as a mixture of three homogeneous phases: support, void and metal. Information about the metal phase alone can be obtained using anomalous small-angle X-ray scattering (ASAXS), which requires measuring the SAXS for two different wavelengths near the metal's absorption edge. Herein, the conditions that must be obtained so that the difference between the two scattering profiles gives the scattering of the metal alone are presented. In a following contribution, the analysis will be applied to in situ ASAXS measurements made on mordenite impregnated with platinum metal while the temperature and composition of gas in the sample cell are changed. The metal particles are assumed to be randomly distributed spheres with N(R)dR being the number of spheres with radii between R and R + dR. From N(R) one can obtain the average value of R.

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The article may be found at doi:10.1107/S0021889804029000


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