Inside Cover: Noble-Metal Nanocrystals with Concave Surfaces: Synthesis and Applications (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 31/2012)

Authors

  • Dr. Hui Zhang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027 (P.R. China)
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  • Dr. Mingshang Jin,

    1. Center for Materials Chemistry, Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shanxi 710049 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Younan Xia

    Corresponding author
    1. The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 (USA)
    • The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 (USA)
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Abstract

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Noble-metal nanocrystals with concave surfaces are usually encased by high-index facets, and thus feature atomic steps and kinks with low coordination numbers (atoms in red) in high densities. In their Review on page 7656 ff., Y. Xia et al. discuss how such nanocrystals of can exhibit significantly enhanced activities for a variety of reactions, including those in the petroleum industry, catalytic convertors, and fuel cells.

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