Imaging the Chemistry of Materials Kinetics
Keywords:Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Imaging, Kinetics, Instrumentation, renewable energy
The kinetics of most of chemical energy storage and conversion processes is rate-limited by the mass transport through matter. There is an uncertainty on the corresponding kinetic models, especially if based solely on kinetic theory. Henceforth analytical strategies coupled to setups, in order to capture data for overcoming this limitation are essential. Operando chemical imaging of the kinetics process supports the identification of rate-limiting barriers and definition of actionable kinetic insights. After an overview of the chemical and physical processes in various energy storage/conversion systems, and examples of chemical imaging applied on them, analytical challenges are discussed with particular focus on novel methods and fundamental limitations. Despite convincing success technologies, various scientific challenges of operando chemical kinetics await solution. Apart from technical improvements of the analysis instrumentation, promising developments are seen in advanced digital science.
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Copyright (c) 2022 Andreas Borgschulte, Emanuel Billeter, Alessia Cesarini, Yousuf Hemani, Marco Knobloch, Kevin Kraft, Filippo Longo, Claudia Masucci, Marin Nikolic, Di Qu, Davide Bleiner
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