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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.
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The Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons is a combined development and user facility. More



How the "PICO" microscope works
A unique transmission electron microscope with a resolution of 50 picometres has been available for use by researchers at the ER-C since February 2012.  You can see just how the “PICO” (Advanced Picometre Resolution Project) works in this video. More