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Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Bronze Matryoshka for Highly Efficient Catalysts

Caption: Just like in the Russian wooden toy, a hull of 12 copper atoms encases a single tin atom. This hull is, in turn, enveloped by 20 further tin atoms. With their large surfaces these structures can serve as highly efficient catalysts.

Credit: TUM

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