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Penn Researchers Help Show New Way to Study and Improve Catalytic Reactions

July 18, 2013

catalytic reactions A study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Trieste and Brookhaven National Laboratory has shown a way to precisely design the active elements of a certain class of catalysts, showing which parameters are most critical for improving performance. This highly controlled process could be a new paradigm for fine-tuning catalysts used in everything from making new materials to environmental remediation. Full Story

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