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Hybrid nanomaterials

Not just a pretty flower

Combining copper(II) phosphate and proteins leads to the formation of hybrid nanostructures that are shaped like flowers and have enhanced catalytic activity and stability.

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Figure 1: Hybrid nanoflowers are formed by combining an inorganic and organic component.


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Zeng, J., Xia, Y. Not just a pretty flower. Nature Nanotech 7, 415–416 (2012).

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