Particle size (in particular, surface area) is a key parameter in catalyst efficacy

Used in the analysis of homogeneity and hotspots, contaminants/poisons, surface activity, (amorphous/crystallinity), conversion kinetics, in-situ studies (specialised catalyst cells/stages).

The goal of heterogeneous catalysis research is to achieve a better fundamental understanding of the functionality of active catalyst nanoparticles. AFM has in recent years demonstrated its tremendous value by investigating the morphology, adhesion and thermal stability of catalytically active nanoclusters deposited on surfaces.