December 8, 2016 1 min to read

Single-atom catalysts gained a toehold

Category : Top research of 2016

Studies showed isolated atoms on solids can serve as stable active catalysts Mitch Jacoby When exposed to high temperature in air, platinum desorbs from nanocrystals as PtO2 (gray and red), and can be trapped on CeO2 (gold and red).Credit: Abhaya Datye/U of New Mexico Mediating chemical reactions with a single catalytically active at...