'Hot paper' in one of the prime chemistry journals in the world

5 Mar 2014 - 19:15

In January, Professor Michael Claeys, Director of C*change in the Centre of Catalysis, together with his co-authors: Nico Fischer, Brett Clapham, Theresa Feltes, and Eric van Steen, had a paper published in Angewandte Chemie.

Angewandte Chemie currently has an impact factor of 13.7 and is one of the prime chemistry journals in the world. Importantly their paper was chosen by the Editors as a 'hot paper' for its importance in a rapidly evolving field of high current interest. The paper is also highlighted on the back cover of the journal.

The paper itself deals with experimentally observed crystallite size dependent phase transformation, more specifically size dependent oxidation of an industrially relevant cobalt Fischer-Tropsch catalyst. They have been able to make these observations using in-house developed in-situ technology, i.e. their in-situ magnetometer and the in-situ XRD reaction cell. Both devices have been patented and are highlighted in the RCIPS website.

The paper can be found here.