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The Impact of Nanoscience on Heterogeneous Catalysis

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Science  14 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5613, pp. 1688-1691
DOI: 10.1126/science.1083671

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Most catalysts consist of nanometer-sized particles dispersed on a high-surface-area support. Advances in characterization methods have led to a molecular-level understanding of the relationships between nanoparticle properties and catalytic performance. Together with novel approaches to nanoparticle synthesis, this knowledge is contributing to the design and development of new catalysts.

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