Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

SINGLE ATOM CATALYSIS

Dispersing nanoparticles into single atoms

While heating a catalyst causes growth of nanoparticles through Ostwald ripening, repeated on/off high-temperature shockwaves can reverse the process, converting the nanoparticles into stable single-atom catalysts.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

Fig. 1: Schematic illustration of the conversion of Pt nanoparticles into single atoms.

References

  1. Qiao, B. et al. Nat. Chem. 3, 634–641 (2011).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  2. Peplow, M. Nature 550, 26–28 (2017).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  3. Jones, J. et al. Science 353, 150–154 (2016).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  4. Wei, S. et al. Nat. Nanotechnol. 13, 856–861 (2018).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  5. Yao. et al. Nat. Nanotechnol. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-019-0518-7 (2019).

  6. Fung, S. C. Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 139, 399–406 (2001).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  7. Dong, H., Zhao, J., Chen, J., Wu, Y. & Li, B. Int. J. Miner. Process 145, 108–113 (2015).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Abhaya K. Datye.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Datye, A.K. Dispersing nanoparticles into single atoms. Nat. Nanotechnol. 14, 817–818 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-019-0513-z

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-019-0513-z

This article is cited by

Search

Quick links

Find nanotechnology articles, nanomaterial data and patents all in one place. Visit Nano by Nature Research