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Mesoporous Metallic Cells: Design of Uniformly Sized Hollow Mesoporous Pt–Ru Particles with Tunable Shell Thicknesses



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A new class of hollow mesoporous Pt–Ru and Pt particles with uniform size, named ‘mesoporous metallic cells’, are synthesized through a dual-templating approach using colloidal silica particles and non-ionic surfactants. To realize the full potential of mesoporous metals as electrocatalysts, the shell thicknesses, compositions, and hollow cavity sizes are precisely controlled.