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ELECTROCATALYSTS

An eye on surface changes

For electrocatalysts, the activity and stability is determined by the surface — often just a few atomic layers thick. Now atom probe tomography is used to examine the changing surface of an oxygen evolution catalyst at near-atomic-scale resolution, linking structure to activity and stability.

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Fig. 1: Surface analysis.

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Grimaud, A. An eye on surface changes. Nat Catal 1, 242–243 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-018-0059-8

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