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Alloyed Ultrathin Nanowires: A New Choice in Electrocatalysts

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  • Hui-Hui Li,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 551-63603040
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  • Dr. Chun-Hua Cui,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 551-63603040
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  • Prof. Dr. Shu-Hong Yu

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 551-63603040
    • Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 551-63603040

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Abstract

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Skinnier than a supermodel: There will be an optimal size for ultrathin alloyed nanowires (NWs) as electrocatalysts. The ultrathin size of the NWs maximizes the surface area and utilization of precious metals, thereby lowering the precious metals loading and reducing the cost while increasing their electroactivity and stability.

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