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X-ray microscopy of hydrocarbon-clay interactions
One of the critical challenges in the Canadian oil sand industry is improving processes used to separate bitumen from oil sands and to remove clay particulates from produced oil. The fine clay particles are believed to ...
Analysis of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Materials by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
Nuclear energy can be used to reliably generate large quantities of electricity while providing minimal lifetime CO2 emissions. Given the extreme importance of safety in the nuclear industry, it is necessary to have a ...
Galvanic Synthesis and In Situ Speciation of Methane Oxidation Catalysts
The focus of this thesis is the methane oxidation reaction, catalyzed by Pd nanoparticles on a metal oxide support. This thesis presents a synthesis strategy for dispersing Pd catalysts on metal oxide supports and in situ ...
NEXAFS Spectroscopy of Condensed N-alkanes
The carbon 1s Near-Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (NEXAFS) spectra of alkanes vary with chain length, substitution, and phase change. For short gaseous alkanes, the carbon 1s NEXAFS spectra of alkanes are dominated ...