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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.

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


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Datye, A.K. Dispersing nanoparticles into single atoms. Nat. Nanotechnol. 14, 817–818 (2019).

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