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EPSRC Reference: GR/M17747/01
Title: MICROCRYSTAL & POWDER DIFFRACTION OF MICROPOROUS MATERIALS
Principal Investigator: Morris, Professor RE
Other Investigators:
Lightfoot, Professor P Wright, Professor PA
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Department: Chemistry
Organisation: University of St Andrews
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 15 March 1999 Ends: 14 September 2002 Value (£): 50,063
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Materials Characterisation
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Environment Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors Chemicals
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Microporous solids are important catalytic materials in many commercial processes, as well as having applications in ion exchange and gas absorption technologies. The main advantage over other catalysts is their ability to discriminate between chemical species of shape and size, and there are a number of examples where this selectivity has been used in zeolite catalysis. Their utility in industry is therefore intimately connected with their crystalline architecture, and a knowledge of the structure is vital in rationalising behaviour and identifying possible new uses. In this project we apply for a project studentship and necessary central facility (synchrotron x-ray) beamtime to allow us to solve the structures of microporous materials whose crystal size is too small for normal laboratory single crystal x-ray diffraction experiments. This will be accomplished using microcrystal and powder x-ray diffraction.
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