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Gold Nanoprisms Activate Catalytic Platinum

Technology Area: Materials & Chemical

Commercial Maturity: Prototype

Abstract: Platinum is the best, and most expensive, catalyst for many reactions. This technology maximizes its activity per gram in two ways. First, only a monolayer of platinum is used, ensuring each platinum atom is available for catalysis. Second, the special geometry of the gold substrates increases the platinum monolayer’s activity.