dr. Florian Meirer

dr. Florian Meirer
Room - David de Wied 4.86
F.Meirer@uu.nl

My research focuses on developing and applying spectro-microscopic techniques to obtain insights about nanoscale processes, which is critical towards understanding how advanced functional materials operate. Ideally, the analysis is carried out in-situ or even using operando conditions, studying advanced functional materials under realistic working conditions. The data obtained is often hyperdimensional and correlated in nature, which is why we apply multi-variate analysis techniques and simulations such as pore-network modeling to interpret results.

Academic Career

Professorship

2020 Associate Professor in the Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysis Group at Utrecht University, The Netherlands

2013 Assistant-Professor in the Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysis Group at Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Postdoctoral experience

2010-2013 Post-doc at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy (Marie-Curie COFUND fellowship, EU project of FP6, acronym DART)

2009-2010 Post-doc at the Stanford Synchrotron radiation Lightsource, Menlo Park, CA, USA (Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund), Supervisor: Prof. Piero Pianetta

Early stage researcher

2008 ScD (Dr. techn.) in Technical Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Atomic and Subatomic Physics, Vienna, Austria, Thesis: “Applications of synchrotron radiation induced TXRF-XANES analysis”, ISBN-13: 978-3838107929, Supervisor: Prof. Christina Streli

2005 MSc (Dipl.-Ing.) in Technical Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Awards and Scientific Honors

Prestigious Grants

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) Open Competition Groot grant for collaborative research on nanoplastics (2020)

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) NICAS grant for collaborative research with  the Rijksmuseum and the University of Antwerp (2018)

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) Vidi personal grant for independent research (2016)

Books and Book Chapters

Book Chapters

G.T. Whiting, F. Meirer, B.M. Weckhuysen, Operando EXAFS and XANES of catalytic solids and related materials, in XAFS Techniques for Catalysts, Nanomaterials and Surfaces, Springer, New York, Y. Iwasawa, K. Asakura, M. Tada (Eds.), 2016. p. 167.

Publications

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Mayorga-González, R; Rivera-Torrente, M; Nikolopoulos, N; Bossers, K W; Valadian, R; Yus, J; Seoane, B; Weckhuysen, B M; Meirer, F

Visualizing defects and pore connectivity within metal-organic frameworks by X-ray transmission tomography Journal Article

Chemical Science, 12 (24), pp. 8458-8467, 2021.

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Filez, M; Vesely, M; Garcia-Torregrosa, I; Gambino, M; Attila, Ö; Meirer, F; Katrukha, E A; Roeffaers, M B J; Garrevoet, J; Kapitein, L C; Weckhuysen, B M

Chemical Imaging of Hierarchical Porosity Formation within a Zeolite Crystal Visualized by Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering and In-Situ Fluorescence Microscopy Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 60 (25), pp. 13803-13806, 2021.

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Veselý, M; Valadian, R; Lohse, Merten L; Toepperwien, M; Spiers, K; Garrevoet, J; Vogt, E T C; Salditt, T; Weckhuysen, B M; Meirer, F

3-D X-ray Nanotomography Reveals Different Carbon Deposition Mechanisms in a Single Catalyst Particle Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 13 (10), pp. 2494-2507, 2021.

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Swieten, Van T P; Omme, Van T; Heuvel, Van Den D J; Vonk, S J W; Spruit, R G; Meirer, F; Garza, H H P; Weckhuysen, B M; Meijerink, A; Rabouw, F T; Geitenbeek, R G

Mapping Elevated Temperatures with a Micrometer Resolution Using the Luminescence of Chemically Stable Upconversion Nanoparticles Journal Article

ACS Applied Nano Materials, 4 (4), pp. 4208-4215, 2021.

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Maris, J J E; Fu, D; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Single-molecule observation of diffusion and catalysis in nanoporous solids Journal Article

Adsorption, 27 (3), pp. 423-452, 2021.

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Ravenhorst, Van I K; Hoffman, A S; Vogt, C; Boubnov, A; Patra, N; Oord, R; Akatay, C; Meirer, F; Bare, S R; Weckhuysen, B M

On the Cobalt Carbide Formation in a Co/TiO2Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Catalyst as Studied by High-Pressure, Long-Term Operando X-ray Absorption and Diffraction Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 11 (5), pp. 2956-2967, 2021.

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Nan, J; King, H E; Delen, G; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M; Guo, Z; Peng, X; Plümper, O

The nanogeochemistry of abiotic carbonaceous matter in serpentinites from the Yap Trench, western Pacific Ocean Journal Article

Geology, 49 (3), pp. 330-334, 2021.

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Geitner, R; Huang, T; Kupfer, S; Gräfe, S; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

New insights into the biphasic “CO-free” Pauson-Khand cyclisation reaction through combinedin situspectroscopy and multiple linear regression modelling Journal Article

Catalysis Science and Technology, 11 (4), pp. 1626-1636, 2021.

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Jongkind, M K; Meirer, F; Bossers, K W; ten Have, I C; Ohldag, H; Watts, B; van Kessel, T; Friederichs, N; Weckhuysen, B M

Influence of Metal-Alkyls on Early-Stage Ethylene Polymerization over a Cr/SiO2 Phillips Catalyst: A Bulk Characterization and X-ray Chemical Imaging Study Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 27 (5), pp. 1688-1699, 2021.

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Delen, G; Monai, M; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

In situ Nanoscale Infrared Spectroscopy of Water Adsorption on Nanoislands of Surface-Anchored Metal-Organic Frameworks Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 60 (3), pp. 1620-1624, 2021.

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Moya-Cancino, J G; Honkanen, A -P; Eerden, Van Der A M J; Oord, R; Monai, M; Have, Ten I; Sahle, C J; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M; Groot, De F M F; Huotari, S

In Situ X-ray Raman Scattering Spectroscopy of the Formation of Cobalt Carbides in a Co/TiO2 Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Catalyst Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 11 (2), pp. 809-819, 2021.

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Vollmer, I; Jenks, M J F; González, Mayorga R; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Plastic Waste Conversion over a Refinery Waste Catalyst Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 2021.

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Rivera-Torrente, M; Mandemaker, L D B; Filez, M; Delen, G; Seoane, B; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Spectroscopy, microscopy, diffraction and scattering of archetypal MOFs: Formation, metal sites in catalysis and thin films Journal Article

Chemical Society Reviews, 49 (18), pp. 6694-6732, 2020.

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Vollmer, I; Jenks, M J F; Roelands, M C P; White, R J; van Harmelen, T; de Wild, P; van der Laan, G P; Meirer, F; Keurentjes, J T F; Weckhuysen, B M

Beyond Mechanical Recycling: Giving New Life to Plastic Waste Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59 (36), pp. 15402-15423, 2020.

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Ye, X; Schmidt, J E; Wang, R -P; van Ravenhorst, I K; Oord, R; Chen, T; de Groot, F; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Deactivation of Cu-Exchanged Automotive-Emission NH3-SCR Catalysts Elucidated with Nanoscale Resolution Using Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59 (36), pp. 15610-15617, 2020.

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Rivera-Torrente, M; Filez, M; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Multi-Spectroscopic Interrogation of the Spatial Linker Distribution in Defect-Engineered Metal–Organic Framework Crystals: The [Cu3(btc)2−x(cydc)x] Showcase Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 26 (16), pp. 3614-3625, 2020.

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Gambino, M; Veselý, M; Filez, M; Oord, R; Sanchez, Ferreira D; Grolimund, D; Nesterenko, N; Minoux, D; Maquet, M; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Nickel Poisoning of a Cracking Catalyst Unravelled by Single-Particle X-ray Fluorescence-Diffraction-Absorption Tomography Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59 (10), pp. 3922-3927, 2020.

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Bossers, K W; Valadian, R; Zanoni, S; Smeets, R; Friederichs, N; Garrevoet, J; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Correlated X-ray Ptychography and Fluorescence Nano-Tomography on the Fragmentation Behavior of an Individual Catalyst Particle during the Early Stages of Olefin Polymerization Journal Article

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142 (8), pp. 3691-3695, 2020.

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Nieuwelink, A -E; Velthoen, M E Z; Nederstigt, Y C M; Jagtenberg, K L; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Single Particle Essays to Determine Heterogeneities within Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalysts Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 2020.

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Vogt, C; Monai, M; Sterk, E B; Palle, J; Melcherts, A E M; Zijlstra, B; Groeneveld, E; Berben, P H; Boereboom, J M; Hensen, E J M; Meirer, F; Filot, I A W; Weckhuysen, B M

Understanding carbon dioxide activation and carbon–carbon coupling over nickel Journal Article

Nature Communications, 10 (1), 2019.

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van Ravenhorst, I K; Geitenbeek, R G; van der Eerden, M J; van Omme, Tijn J; Garza, Peréz H H; Meirer, F; Meijerink, A; Weckhuysen, B M

In Situ Local Temperature Mapping in Microscopy Nano-Reactors with Luminescence Thermometry Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 11 (22), pp. 5505-5512, 2019.

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Moya-Cancino, J G; Honkanen, A -P; van der Eerden, A M J; Schaink, H; Folkertsma, L; Ghiasi, M; Longo, A; Meirer, F; de Groot, F M F; Huotari, S; Weckhuysen, B M

Elucidating the K-Edge X-Ray Absorption Near-Edge Structure of Cobalt Carbide Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 11 (13), pp. 3042-3045, 2019.

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Weckhuysen, B M; Öztürk, Z; Brand, R P; Boereboom, J M; Meirer, F

Vibrational Fingerprinting of Defects Sites in Thin Films of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 25 (34), pp. 8070-8084, 2019.

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Attila, Ö; King, H E; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

3D Raman Spectroscopy of Large Zeolite ZSM-5 Crystals Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 25 (29), pp. 7158-7167, 2019.

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Moya-Cancino, J G; Honkanen, A -P; van der Eerden, A M J; Schaink, H; Folkertsma, L; Ghiasi, M; Longo, A; de Groot, F M F; Meirer, F; Huotari, S; Weckhuysen, B M

In-situ X-Ray Absorption Near Edge Structure Spectroscopy of a Solid Catalyst using a Laboratory-Based Set-up Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 11 (3), pp. 1039-1044, 2019.

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Schmidt, J E; Ye, X; van Ravenhorst, I K; Oord, R; Shapiro, D A; Yu, Y -S; Bare, S R; Meirer, F; Poplawsky, J D; Weckhuysen, B M

Probing the Location and Speciation of Elements in Zeolites with Correlated Atom Probe Tomography and Scanning Transmission X-Ray Microscopy Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 11 (1), pp. 488-494, 2019.

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Gambino, M; Veselý, M; Filez, M; Oord, R; Sanchez, Ferreira D; Grolimund, D; Nesterenko, N; Minoux, D; Maquet, M; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Nickel Poisoning of a Cracking Catalyst Unravelled by Single-Particle X-ray Fluorescence-Diffraction-Absorption Tomography Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 2019.

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Vandekerkhove, A; Negahdar, L; Glas, D; Stassen, I; Matveev, S; Meeldijk, J D; Meirer, F; Vos, De D E; Weckhuysen, B M

Synthesis and Characterization of Ru-Loaded Anodized Aluminum Oxide for Hydrogenation Catalysis Journal Article

ChemistryOpen, 2019.

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van Ravenhorst, I K; Vogt, C; Oosterbeek, H; Bossers, K W; Moya-Cancino, J G; van Bavel, A P; van der Eerden, A M J; Vine, D; de Groot, F M F; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Capturing the Genesis of an Active Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis Catalyst with Operando X-ray Nanospectroscopy Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 (37), pp. 11957-11962, 2018.

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Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Spatial and temporal exploration of heterogeneous catalysts with synchrotron radiation Journal Article

Nature Reviews Materials, 3 (9), pp. 324-340, 2018.

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Velthoen, M E Z; Meeldijk, J D; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Intra- and Interparticle Heterogeneities in Solid Activators for Single-Site Olefin Polymerization Catalysis as Revealed by Micro-Spectroscopy Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 24 (46), pp. 11944-11953, 2018.

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Solsona, M; Nieuwelink, A -E; Meirer, F; Abelmann, L; Odijk, M; Olthuis, W; Weckhuysen, B M; van den Berg, A

Magnetophoretic Sorting of Single Catalyst Particles Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 (33), pp. 10589-10594, 2018.

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Yarulina, I; Chowdhury, A D; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M; Gascon, J

Recent trends and fundamental insights in the methanol-to-hydrocarbons process Journal Article

Nature Catalysis, 1 (6), pp. 398-411, 2018.

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Vogt, C; Groeneveld, E; Kamsma, G; Nachtegaal, M; Lu, L; Kiely, C J; Berben, P H; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Unravelling structure sensitivity in CO2 hydrogenation over nickel Journal Article

Nature Catalysis, 1 (2), pp. 127-134, 2018.

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Hendriks, F C; Mohammadian, S; Ristanović, Z; Kalirai, S; Meirer, F; Vogt, E T C; Bruijnincx, P C A; Gerritsen, H C; Weckhuysen, B M

Integrated Transmission Electron and Single-Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy Correlates Reactivity with Ultrastructure in a Single Catalyst Particle Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 (1), pp. 257-261, 2018.

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Borodina, E; Kamaluddin, Sharbini Harun H; Meirer, F; Mokhtar, M; Asiri, A M; Al-Thabaiti, S A; Basahel, S N; Ruiz-Martinez, J; Weckhuysen, B M

Influence of the Reaction Temperature on the Nature of the Active and Deactivating Species during Methanol-to-Olefins Conversion over H-SAPO-34 Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 7 (8), pp. 5268-5281, 2017.

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Goetze, J; Meirer, F; Yarulina, I; Gascon, J; Kapteijn, F; Ruiz-Martínez, J; Weckhuysen, B M

Insights into the Activity and Deactivation of the Methanol-to-Olefins Process over Different Small-Pore Zeolites As Studied with Operando UV-vis Spectroscopy Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 7 (6), pp. 4033-4046, 2017.

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Mance, D; der Zwan, Van J; Velthoen, M E Z; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M; Baldus, M; Vogt, E T C

A DNP-supported solid-state NMR study of carbon species in fluid catalytic cracking catalysts Journal Article

Chemical Communications, 53 (28), pp. 3933-3936, 2017.

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Fu, D; Schmidt, J E; Ristanović, Z; Chowdhury, A D; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Highly Oriented Growth of Catalytically Active Zeolite ZSM-5 Films with a Broad Range of Si/Al Ratios Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 56 (37), pp. 11217-11221, 2017.

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Hendriks, F C; Meirer, F; Kubarev, A V; Ristanović, Z; Roeffaers, M B J; Vogt, E T C; Bruijnincx, P C A; Weckhuysen, B M

Single-molecule fluorescence microscopy reveals local diffusion coefficients in the pore network of an individual catalyst particle Journal Article

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (39), pp. 13632-13635, 2017.

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Fu, D; Park, K; Delen, G; Attila, Ö; Meirer, F; Nowak, D; Park, S; Schmidt, J E; Weckhuysen, B M

Nanoscale infrared imaging of zeolites using photoinduced force microscopy Journal Article

Chemical Communications, 53 (97), pp. 13012-13014, 2017.

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Liu, Y; Meirer, F; Krest, C M; Webb, S; Weckhuysen, B M

Relating structure and composition with accessibility of a single catalyst particle using correlative 3-dimensional micro-spectroscopy Journal Article

Nature Communications, 7 , 2016.

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Winter, De D A M; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

FIB-SEM Tomography Probes the Mesoscale Pore Space of an Individual Catalytic Cracking Particle Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 6 (5), pp. 3158-3167, 2016.

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Wise, A M; Weker, J N; Kalirai, S; Farmand, M; Shapiro, D A; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of an Individual Catalyst Particle with Soft X-ray Ptychography Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 6 (4), pp. 2178-2181, 2016.

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Kalirai, S; Paalanen, P P; Wang, J; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Visualizing Dealumination of a Single Zeolite Domain in a Real-Life Catalytic Cracking Particle Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 55 (37), pp. 11134-11138, 2016.

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Cats, K H; Andrews, J C; Stéphan, O; March, K; Karunakaran, C; Meirer, F; Groot, De F M F; Weckhuysen, B M

Active phase distribution changes within a catalyst particle during Fischer-Tropsch synthesis as revealed by multi-scale microscopy Journal Article

Catalysis Science and Technology, 6 (12), pp. 4438-4449, 2016.

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Ristanović, Z; Hofmann, J P; Richard, M -I; Jiang, T; Chahine, G A; Schülli, T U; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

X-ray Excited Optical Fluorescence and Diffraction Imaging of Reactivity and Crystallinity in a Zeolite Crystal: Crystallography and Molecular Spectroscopy in One Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 55 (26), pp. 7496-7500, 2016.

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Schmidt, J E; Poplawsky, J D; Mazumder, B; Attila, Ö; Fu, D; de Winter, D A M; Meirer, F; Bare, S R; Weckhuysen, B M

Coke Formation in a Zeolite Crystal During the Methanol-to-Hydrocarbons Reaction as Studied with Atom Probe Tomography Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 55 (37), pp. 11173-11177, 2016.

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Mihucz, V G; Meirer, F; Polgári, Z; Réti, A; Pepponi, G; Ingerle, D; Szoboszlai, N; Streli, C

Iron overload of human colon adenocarcinoma cells studied by synchrotron-based X-ray techniques Journal Article

Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 21 (2), pp. 241-249, 2016.

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Keune, K; Mass, J; Mehta, A; Church, J; Meirer, F

Analytical imaging studies of the migration of degraded orpiment, realgar, and emerald green pigments in historic paintings and related conservation issues Journal Article

Heritage Science, 4 (1), 2016.

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