Volume 93 Issue 30 | p. 12 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 27, 2015 | Web Date: July 23, 2015

Hollow Platinum Nanoparticles Boost Reaction Efficiency

Materials: Shells of the precious metal just a few atoms thick serve as active, robust catalysts
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: catalyst, platinum, core-shell, palladium, heterogeneous catalysis

Waste not, want not. The familiar adage applies equally well to cooks, carpenters, and catalyst manufacturers. The last group has long tried to figure out ways to maximize the use of precious metals used for making catalysts. A new method for preparing hollow platinum nanocrystals just a few atoms thick may give those efforts a needed boost (Science 2015, DOI: 10.1126/science.aab0801).

A standard way to optimize the amount of metal used in a . . .

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