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Nanoscale electrochemistry

Feeling the strain

Characterizing electrochemical behaviour on the nanometre scale is fundamental to gaining complete insight into the working mechanisms of fuel cells. The application of a new scanning probe microscopy technique can now relate local surface structure to electrochemical activity at a resolution below 10 nm.

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Figure 1: A schematic of the electrochemical strain microscopy technique for measuring electrochemical activity at the nanoscale.


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Elemans, J. Feeling the strain. Nature Chem 3, 656–657 (2011).

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