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Catalysts that contain two types of active site split long hydrocarbon molecules into more-useful shorter ones. Research into controlling the nanoscale separation of the sites challenges accepted design rules for such catalysts. See Letter p.245

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Figure 2: Spacing of active sites in hydrocracking catalysts.

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Gläser, R. The complexity of intimacy. Nature 528, 197–198 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/528197a

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