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Single-molecule imaging

Catalysts under the microscope

Nature Nanotechnology volume 2, pages 270271 (2007) | Download Citation

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A scanning tunnelling microscope has been used to image — with single-molecule resolution — a chemical reaction occurring at a solid — liquid interface, providing a clearer picture of the role played by individual catalysts in this process.

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  1. Simon J. Higgins and Richard J. Nichols are in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZD, UK. shiggins@liv.ac.uk; nichols@liv.ac.uk

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