Sit down and enjoy reading a new publication on a Tuesday! Single Pt atom catalysts are key targets because a high exposure of Pt substantially enhances electrocatalytic activity. In this paper the authors of #UniversityofNewSouthWales used the #ProtochipsAduro holder to intiate a heating experiment on single Pt atom catalysts. Using an environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM) they were able to look at a reduction atsmophere and found that the formation of a stable single atom structure is thermodynamically driven by the formation of strong Pt–Ru bonds and the lowering of the surface energy of the Pt islands. Interested in the rest of the paper?

Read it here! https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-022-00756-9

Publication 2023-01-31

#Protochips #Findyourbreakthrough #insitumicroscopy #ETEM

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