Press Release 08-200
When A Good Nanoparticle Goes Bad
Understanding how nanoparticles change form may help solve energy needs
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Nanoscale metal particles naturally have a wide variety of shapes and sizes and chemists long suspected that some particles work much better than others when it comes to catalyzing chemical processes. Researchers at Cornell University recently confirmed the hypothesis and discovered that some nanoparticles randomly change from good particles to bad particles.
Credit: Courtesy of Cornell University
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