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AMMONIA SYNTHESIS

The magic of triads

Ammonia synthesis is an energy-intensive process due to the high activation barrier for N2 dissociation, which is the rate-determining step on conventional catalysts. Now, a ternary intermetallic catalyst is reported to be capable of catalysing this reaction through an alternative pathway.

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Behrens, M. The magic of triads. Nat Catal 1, 170–171 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-018-0038-0

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