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Catalytic hotspots get noisy

Identifying and imaging catalytically active sites on solid surfaces is a grand challenge for science. A microscopy technique has been developed that images 'noise' to detect active sites with nanometre-scale resolution. See Letter p.74

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Figure 1: An electrochemical scanning tunnelling microscope that resolves catalytic active sites.


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Dette, C., Boettcher, S. Catalytic hotspots get noisy. Nature 549, 34–35 (2017).

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