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Keywords:

  • nanocrystals;
  • gold;
  • high-index facets;
  • CO oxidation;
  • nanorice
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A facile method for generating Au nanorice enclosed by high-index facets in high purity. The nanorice shows much higher catalytic activity for CO oxidation than multiply twinned particles of Au enclosed by {111} facets at temperatures below 300 °C.