Providing a holistic understanding of radiation chemistry during in situ studies

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Taming radiation effects during in situ studies in liquid phases is a major challenge for investigations with ionizing radiation, such as electrons or X-rays. In a recent work published in Advanced Science, researchers of FAU (IMN, CENEM, LEB, ICSP, LKO), Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy, and Fraunhofer IISB have made a step further towards this goal.

By harnessing a novel tool for automated radiation chemistry simulations (AuRaCh), the research collaboration originating from GRK-1896 has studied the radiation effect on the evolution of gold nanoparticles. In conjunction with in situ electron microscopy using a graphene-supported microwell liquid cell architecture and in situ X-ray analyses they verified their simulations both qualitatively and quantitatively. By doing so the researchers provide a holistic understanding of irradiated aqueous HAuCl4 solutions.

Congratulations to Birk Fritsch, Tobias S. Zech, Mark P. Bruns, Andreas Körner, Saba Khadivianazar, Mingjian Wu, Neda Zargar Talebi, Sannakaisa Virtanen, Tobias Unruh, Michael P. M. Jank, Erdmann Spiecker, Andreas Hutzler.

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