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Electrocatalysis: Understanding platinum migration

Nanostructured metallic crystals are already used to catalyse energy conversions, such as those that occur in fuel cells. However, to design improved materials, a deeper understanding of nanocrystal growth is required. Now, details of the mechanisms underpinning the synthesis of highly active, bimetallic Pt–Ni electrocatalysts are elucidated.

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Figure 1: The formation mechanism of nanocrystals with highly catalytically-active Pt sites.


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Tilley, R., Gooding, J. Electrocatalysis: Understanding platinum migration. Nat Energy 1, 16174 (2016).

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