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Nature Materials 8, 87 - 88 (2009)
doi:10.1038/nmat2363

Nanocatalysis: More than speed

Andrew J. Gellman1 & Nisha Shukla1

  1. Andrew J. Gellman and Nisha Shukla are in Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA and the National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, USA.
    e-mail: gellman@cmu.edu; e-mail: nisha@andrew.cmu.edu


The role of catalysts is greater than simply increasing the rate of a reaction. Modifying nanoparticles enhances two significant catalyst attributes: selectivity and thermal stability.

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