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Engineers Image Nanostructure of a Solid Acid Catalyst and Boost its Catalytic Activity
November 10, 2009
The catalytic processes that facilitate the production of many chemicals and fuels could become much more environmentally friendly thanks to a breakthrough achieved by researchers from Lehigh and Rice Universities.
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