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Modern Methods for Characterizing Materials and Catalysts

Master and PhD Course

Course description

For a targeted design of materials such as catalysts, functional materials and sensors, a good knowledge of the correlation between structure and function are required. The characterization methods which are available are discussed in this advanced course. The main methods comprise TPR, TPD, chemisorption, thermal gravimetry, IR-, Raman-, TEM, XPS and X-ray diffraction. The methods are presented together with practical examples. Finally, synchrotron methods like X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), X-ray emission (XES) and synchrotron X-ray scattering methods are of strong relevance. In all the functional materials discussed in the course the investigation under reaction conditions is of strong importance to understand their structure in its „working“ state. The course introduces also into the relevant programs for EXAFS analysis, which is deepened in a block course in summer 2016.

It is expected that each PhD-student prepares 3 slides on characterization methods used in his/her PhD-work and presents the results during the course. For master students this is not obligatory.


Organization: AK Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt

Location: Room 006, Building 11.21

Time: Every Thursday during the semester, starting on 20.10.2016 at 13.15 h

Registration: not required

Guest lecturer: will be announced

Course „Modern Concepts and spectroscopic methods in materials science and catalysis", Winter Semester 2016/2017



- Introduction, Lecturer: Henning Lichtenberg (Download); UV-vis spectroscopy, Lecturer: Thomas Sheppard (Download)



- BET, Chemisorption, TPR, Lecturer: Maria Casapu (Download)



- Infrared spectroscopy, Lecturer: Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt (Download)



- Raman spectroscopy, Lecturer: Paul Sprenger (Download)



- Surface analysis (XPS, ISS), Lecturer: Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt (Download)



- X-ray diffraction (XRD) - Theory, In situ spectroscopy, synchrotron radition based, Lecturer: Dmitry Doronkin (Download)



- Thermal analysis, Puls-TA, Lecturer: Maria Casapu (Download)



- Electron microscopy (TEM, STEM, etc.), Guest Lecturer: Di Wang (INT, Download)



- Introduction XAS/ EXAFS, Lecturer: Henning Lichtenberg, Abhijeet Gaur (Download)



- Operando spectroscopy, Lecturer Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt (Download)



- Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and X-ray microscopy (XRM), Lecturer: Henning Lichtenberg, Anna Zimina, Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, Thomas Sheppard


To be announced

- Block course, XAS hands-on (1-2 days)


Last update: 05.11.2016



Course „Modern Concepts and spectroscopic methods in materials science and catalysis", Winter Semester 2015/2016



- Introduction (Download), Lecturer: Henning Lichtenberg ; UV-vis spectroscopy (Download), Lecturer: Thomas Sheppard


- BET, Chemisorption, TPR (Download), Lecturer: Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt


- Electron microscopy, energy-disp. X-ray spectroscopy, EELS Part 1 (Download), Lecturer: Reinhard Schneider


 Electron microscopy, energy-disp. X-ray spectroscopy, EELS - Part 2, (Download), Lecturer: Reinhard Schneider


- Infrared spectroscopy (Download), Lecturer: Andreas Gänzler


- Raman spectroscopy (Download), Lecturer: Paul Sprenger


- Thermal analysis, Puls-TA (Download), Lecturer: Maria Casapu


- XRD (Theory, In situ, SR) (Download), Lecturer: Dmitry Doronkin (Anna Zimina)


- XPS (Download), Lecturer: Ghazal Tofighi, Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt


- Introduction XAS/ EXAFS (Download), Lecturer: Henning Lichtenberg, Abhijeet Gaur


- XANES, XES, RIXS (Download), Lecturer: Federico Benzi, Abhijeet Gaur, Henning Lichtenberg


- SAXS (Download), EPR, NMR (Download), Lecturer: Henning Lichtenberg, Dmitry Doronkin


- XRM (Download), Lecturer: Sina Baier


- Operando (Download), Lecturer: Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt


Last update: 09.02.2016





Schedule of an earlier course in 2014

17.02.2014    Overview, Chemisorption, Surface and Thermal Methods, Electron microscopy

- Short overview (Download, Update 16.02.2014)

- Physisorption (BET), Chemisorption, Temperature programmed methods like TPR
(Download, Update 17.02.2014)

- Electron microscopy, scattering methods, synchrotron radiation sources(download)

- Electron Microscopy and related methods: TEM, SEM, STEM-EDX, in situ electron microscopy


18.02.2014  Synchrotron radiation, X-ray microscopy and powder X-ray diffraction

- Synchrotron radiation and synchrotron sources (download)

- X-ray microscopy (download)

- Powder X-ray diffraction

- In situ XRD and synchrotron radiation XRD (download)

19.02.2014    Vibrational methods, UV-vis spectroscopy and surface aalysis

- Infrared spectroscopy (download)

- Raman spectroscopy (download)

- UV-vis spectroscopy (download)

- Surface analysis and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

20.02.2014    X-ray absorption spectroscopy and related methods

Preparation: Athena program of the IFFEFIT software (ifeffit-1.2.11), which can be downloaded at http://cars9.uchicago.edu/ifeffit/Downloads.

- Introduction to XAS and EXAFS

- Near edge spectra and X-ray emission: XANES, XES, RIXS

- Block on EXAFS analysis

21.02.2014    Further spectroscopic methods and in situ spectroscopy

- Mößbauer spectroscopy

- EPR spectroscopy

- Thermal analysis, Puls-TA

- In situ studies, in situ cell design and in operando spectroscopy

Final remarks