Bronze Matryoshka for Highly Efficient Catalysts (image) Technische Universitaet Muenchen Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.