Navigation and service

Science: Mystery of the Low-Platinum Nanocatalyst Solved

Jülich, 18 December 2014 – Novel nanoparticle catalysts could dramatically reduce the costs for fuel cells. A catalyst developed by researchers from Berlin and Jülich functions with one-tenth of the usual amount of platinum. Until now, it was unclear how the octahedron shape of the particles and the particular distribution of the elements arise. Using ultrahigh-resolution electron microscopy, the scientists have now shown for the first time that the crystalline growth takes place in different stages.

read more (in German)







Dear visitor,

To make our website suit your needs even more and to give it a more appealing design, we would like you to answer a few short questions.

Answering these questions will take approx. 10 min.

Start now Close window

Thank you for your support!


In case you have already taken part in our survey or in case you have no time to take part now, you can simply close the window by clicking "close".

If you have any questions on the survey, please do not hesitate to contact:


Your Team at Forschungszentrum Jülich


Note: Forschungszentrum Jülich works with the market research institute SKOPOS to anonymously conduct and analyze the survey. SKOPOS complies with the statutory requirements on data protection as well as with the regulations of ADM (Arbeitskreis Deutscher Markt- und Sozialforschungsinstitute e.V.) and ESOMAR (Europäische Gesellschaft für Meinungs- und Marketingforschung). Your data will not be forwarded to third parties.