A schematic diagram of the catalyst structure developed by the researchers, which confines metal atoms to “nano islands” and could make their operation cheaper and more efficient. Photo: Zeng Jie
A schematic diagram of the catalyst structure developed by the researchers, which confines metal atoms to “nano islands” and could make their operation cheaper and more efficient. Photo: Zeng Jie
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Could this atomic-level breakthrough by Chinese scientists lead to cleaner emissions?

  • A collaboration of researchers from China and the US says it has found a way to make reliable, efficient catalysts at atomic size
  • Research could pave the way for faster and more reliable converters, which are used on everything from cars to fossil fuel power stations

A schematic diagram of the catalyst structure developed by the researchers, which confines metal atoms to “nano islands” and could make their operation cheaper and more efficient. Photo: Zeng Jie
A schematic diagram of the catalyst structure developed by the researchers, which confines metal atoms to “nano islands” and could make their operation cheaper and more efficient. Photo: Zeng Jie
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