Nanocrystals with unconventional shapes - A class of promising catalysts

Size and shape do matter sometimes: Nanocrystals of noble metals are attractive for use as catalysts because of their high surface-to-volume ratios and high surface energies, which result in their surface atoms being highly active. Recently reported platinum nanocrystals with a novel tetrahexahedral shape reveal an enhanced catalytic activity over their "amorphous" nanoparticle counterparts. (Figure Presented). © 2007 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Xiong, Y; Wiley, BJ; Xia, Y

Published Date

  • 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 38

Start / End Page

  • 7157 - 7159

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1433-7851

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/anie.200702473