J. Phys. IV France
Volume 109, June 2003
Page(s) 79 - 88

J. Phys. IV France
109 (2003) 79
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030655

Recent applications of FT-IR/PAS in surface science

J. Ryczkowski and S. Pasieczna

University of Maria Curie Sklodowska, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Chemical Technology, Pl. M. Curie-Sklodowskiej 3, 20-031 Lublin, Poland

Catalysis, an integral part of surface science, is an extremely important phenomenon for our modem industrial economy. More than 90% of all chemicals and materials are produced using catalysis at one stage or another. Optical spectroscopy techniques, including Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy (FT-IR/PAS), always played an important role in the characterization of surfaces and interfaces, as they permits the direct monitoring ofphenomenon ofthe reaction/process occurred. Our concem in this paper is to present a principal bases of FT-IR/PAS and catalysis, and selected examples of recently published papers in area of surface science where mentioned technique was successfully applied.

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