MCEC research ‘Temperature by Light’ has been mentioned in Nature Catalysis’ Research Highlights of March 8, 2018.
“The investigation of catalysts under working conditions is pivotal to optimizing and improving catalytic processes. Among the myriad of available in situ and operando techniques only a few can provide noninvasive local temperature measurements, and yet they fail at yielding high spatial and temporal resolution. Accurate determination of local fluctuations of the catalyst temperature allows for instance unveiling reaction and deactivation dynamics and heterogeneities in the catalyst. Now, Bert Weckhuysen, Andries Meijerink and colleagues at Utrecht University show that local temperature fluctuations can be measured in situ by making use of the luminescence properties of the catalyst.” You can read the article here (paid access only).
8 March 2018