Authors: Meira, DM; Monte, M; Fernandez-Garcia, M; Meunier, F; Mathon, O; Pascarelli, S; Agostini, G

J. Synchrot. Radiat.. vol: 26. page: 0909-0495.
Date: MAY. 2019.
Doi: 10.1107/S1600577519003035.

A new cell for in situ combined X-ray absorption, diffuse reflectance IR Fourier transform and mass spectroscopies (XAS-DRIFTS-MS) is presented. The cell stands out among others for its achievements and flexibility. It is possible to perform XAS measurements in transmission or fluorescence modes, and the cell is compatible with external devices like UV-light and Raman probes. It includes different sample holders compatible with the different XAS detection modes, different sample forms (free powder or self-supporting pellet) and different sample loading/total absorption. Additionally, it has a small dead volume and can operate over a wide range of temperature (up to 600 degrees C) and pressure (up to 5bar). Three research examples will be shown to illustrate the versatility of the cell. This cell covers a wider range of applications than any other cell currently known for this type of study..