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Spectroscopy predicts catalyst functionality

Rationalizing the difference in the catalytic properties within a group of materials is a challenging task. A method is now proposed that addresses this issue by predicting the activity and stability of platinum-based electrocatalysts from operando spectroscopic data.

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Fig. 1: ORR activity based on the descriptor extracted from XANES and EXAFS data.

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Timoshenko, J. Spectroscopy predicts catalyst functionality. Nat Catal 5, 469–470 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-022-00809-z

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