New discoveries made possible by In Situ TEM gas and heating. The direct hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol shows promise to be an important technique to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and thereby mitigate the negative effects of climate change while producing an important energy carrier. In his contribution to this article, Dr. Xing Huang has used In Situ TEM techniques to assess the limits of In2O3 catalytic performance in CO2 hydrogenation.
This recent article from National University of Singapore about the catalyst activity of bimetallic nanoparticles clearly demonstrates the versatility of the Climate G+ gas & heating system that was used for the in situ TEM experiments.
Our solutions not only allow for highly controllable in situ experiments, they also allow for ex situ experiments that might save you valuable in situ time. With this ex situ experiment we were able to prove the performance of the catalyst before moving in to the TEM.
A new center commemorating this exciting collaboration will be opened. The UConn DENSsolutions Center for IN-siTu/Operando Electron Microscopy (InToEM) will be the home of scientists and engineers with complementary expertise working at the frontier of understanding materials dynamics. The InToEM center is situated in UConn Tech Park, the University of Connecticut’s premier center for cutting-edge research, industry collaboration, and innovation.