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SINGLE-ATOM ALLOYS

Catalysis at the limit

Probing single-atom alloys has shown that, when interactions between the components are weak, the electronic structure of the dilute element resembles that of a free atom, making bonding with reactants more like that in molecular homogeneous catalysts.

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Fig. 1: The single-atom alloy surface and its reaction with oxygen.