Antenna-Reactor Plasmonic Catalysts (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption Rice University's antenna-reactor plasmonic catalysts combine light-harvesting nanomaterials with highly efficient metal catalysts. In this image, "islands" of reactive palladium dot the aluminum oxide surface of an underlying aluminum crystal, which serves as a photonic antenna to capture light and activate the catalytic islands. Credit D. Swearer/Rice University Usage Restrictions For news reporting purposes only. 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.