X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure Analysis of Catalytic Nanomaterials


X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) is an absorption spectroscopy which provides the material local structure with a bond distance of less than sub-Å precision. It does not require any long-range order nor special environment. Therefore, it is the suitable technique to characterize the catalytic nanomaterials under working conditions. This chapter presents an overview of the principle, emerging technology, and applications of XAFS in characterizing nanomaterials in catalysis.

Cite this page

References (167)

About this content

X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure Analysis of Catalytic Nanomaterials
Book Title
X-ray and Neutron Techniques for Nanomaterials Characterization
Book DOI
Chapter DOI
Part of
  • Challa S.S.R. Kumar Send Email (1)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • 1 Integrated Mesoscale Architectures for Sustainable Catalysis (IMASC), Rowland Institute of Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Authors
  • Wang-Jae Chun Send Email (2)
  • Satoru Takakusagi Send Email (3)
  • Yohei Uemura Send Email (4)
  • Kyoko Bando Send Email (5)
  • Kiyotaka Asakura Send Email (3)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 2 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, International Christian University, 3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo, 181-8585, Japan
  • 3 Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Kita 21-10, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 001-0021, Japan
  • 4 Division of Electronic Structure, Department of Materials Science, Institute for Molecular Science, Myodaiji, Okazai, Aichi, 444-8585, Japan
  • 5 Nanosystem Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
  • Cite this content

    Citation copied