Structural characterization of zeolite beta

J. M. Newsam, M. M.J. Treacy, W. T. Koetsier, C. B. De Gruyter

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Crystallographic faulting in zeolite structures affects both the catalytic and sorption properties, and can greatly complicate attempts at structural characterization. A near extreme example of stacking disorder is provided by zeolite beta, a large pore, high-silica zeolite that was first reported in 1967. We describe here the determination of the framework structure of zeolite beta, using primarily high-resolution electron microscopy, electron diffraction, computer-assisted modelling and powder X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-405
Number of pages31
JournalProceedings of The Royal Society of London, Series A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Issue number1859
StatePublished - Dec 8 1988
Externally publishedYes

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