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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Spectroscopic Characterization of Heterogeneous Catalysts - D105018
Title: Spektroskopická charakterizace heterogenních katalyzátorů
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2014
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:0
E-Credits: winter s.:0
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/0, other [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Sobalík Zdeněk doc. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: AP105008, P105008
Annotation -
Last update: ROZ105 (22.04.2014)
The aim of the course is to make students acquainted with modern approaches to the characterization of heterogeneous catalysts by spectroscopic methods, with emphasis on experiments under conditions in situ or Operands. In addition to repeating of method principle and the process of the catalysts preparation, the main procedures of structural and surface analysis of catalysts in the process of their preparation, using and deactivation are discussed. Lectures are supplemented with examples of solutions of structural problems and dealing with the relationship between the structure and activity of heterogeneous catalysts.
Aim of the course -
Last update: ROZ105 (22.04.2014)

Students will be able to

  • analyze the structure and surface properties of heterogeneous catalysts
  • independently evaluate and discuss the obtained data
  • choose the appropriate combination of methods for the characterization of any catalyst
Literature -
Last update: ROZ105 (22.04.2014)

R: B.A. Averill, J.A. Moulijn, R.A. van Santen, P.W.N.M. van Leeuwen: Catalysis: An Integrated Approach (Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, Vol. 123) (Elsevier)

R: J. W. Niemantsverdriet: Spectroscopy in Catalysis (Wiley)

A: M. Che and J.C. Védrine: Characterization of Solid Materials and Heterogeneous Catalysts: From Structure to Surface Reactivity (Wiley)

Syllabus -
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1. Preparation of catalyst and its characterization, overview of available methods

2. Electron spectroscopy (XPS, UPS, AES, EELS)

3. Ion spectroscopy (SIMS, SNMS, LEIS)

4. Vibration spectroscopy (infrared, Raman)

5. Temperature-programmed techniques(TPR, TPO, TPD)

6. Difraction techniques (XRD, EXAFS) and microscopy (TEM, SEM, STEM, STM, AFM)

7. Exkursion to "ÚFCH JH" with demonstration of most of the described techniques

Course completion requirements -
Last update: ROZ105 (22.04.2014)

Processing and defense of seminary work.

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 100