Heterogeneous Catalysts

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Science  23 May 1980:
Vol. 208, Issue 4446, pp. 895-900
DOI: 10.1126/science.208.4446.895


Proven catalysts exist in many different forms and with many different kinds of composition. An understanding of how catalysts function is beginning to emerge in a few areas, and some superior catalysts have been developed as a result of this knowledge. Applications of new techniques and disciplines should lead to impressive advances in the years ahead.