Contact: Dr. Panayotis Dimopoulos
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)
Caption: This honeycomb catalyst from a racing car was the trigger which gave the Empa researchers the idea of developing the Foamcat. A small area of the monolith has melted, but neighboring areas are almost unused, indicating that the exhaust gas flow is poorly distributed through the device.
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