Direct insights into physico-chemical processes that underlie the performance of functional materials require characterization under relevant real-world conditions while the processes occur. Measurements of model systems under readily accessible ambient conditions are often not directly relevant to the functioning system, motivating the development of analytical instruments that enable in situ and operando measurements. Particular challenges include methods that can accommodate extremes in temperature, pressure, and chemical environments while maintaining their probing capability. This Special Issue will focus on the advances and remaining challenges in developing in situ and operando experimental approaches that can provide fundamental insights into and accelerate the development of novel and improved functional materials.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- In situ and operando spectroscopy and microscopy
- Extreme environments
- Temporal, spatial and chemical resolution
Katrin F. Domke, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Marialore Sulpizi, Mainz University
Charles McCrory, University of Michigan
Zhangquan Peng, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
Jennifer Ogilvie, University of Michigan
Mischa Bonn, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Xueming Yang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
Please note that papers will be published as normal when they are ready in a regular issue of the journal and will populate on a virtual collection page within a few days of publication. Inclusion in the collection will not cause delay in publication.
How to submit:
- Please submit through the online submission system.
- Under manuscript type → select Article or Communication, as appropriate.
- Under manuscript information → Manuscript classification → select Special Topic: “In situ and Operando Characterization”