Interface Length Matters for Catalysts with Active Supports with Graph (image) University of Pennsylvania Share Print E-Mail Caption By precisely designing a series of nanocrystals with different sizes, shapes and compositions, researchers showed that the efficiency of certain catalysts depends on the length of the interface between their two materials. The above graph shows that the larger the percentage of the nanocrystal's atoms were at this interface, the better it was in a model catalytic reaction. An unlabeled version of this image is also available. Credit Matteo Cargnello Usage Restrictions With Credit 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.