The American Chemical Society have published an article by Trzesniowski et Al. in which the intercalation of ions from electrocatalysts was studied in order to gain a deeper understanding of the catalytic performance of these electrocatalysts. The dynamics of the catalyst, water molecules, and ions during intercalation were investigated using operando soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS).
Silson’s coated silicon nitride membranes were used for sample preparation. The membranes had a frame size of 10mm x 10mm and thickness of 381μm and a membrane size of 0.5mm x 0.5mm and thickness 75nm, they were coated with a 5nm Ti adhesion layer and a 20nm Au conductive layer.
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