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Two atoms are better than one

Dual-atom catalysts show potential for complex reactions, but their controllable preparation is challenging. A method to transform a Ni nanoparticle into a Ni2N6 dual-atom structure on a carbon support yields a catalyst with precisely controlled atomic site distances, giving excellent performance for CO2 electroreduction.

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Fig. 1: Dual nickel catalysts for the electrochemical conversion of CO2 to CO.

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Wang, S., Luo, M. & Guo, S. Two atoms are better than one. Nat. Synth 1, 676–677 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44160-022-00140-2

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