Scientists can now locate oxygen in the structure of catalysts with a precision of one-trillionth of a meter

A major new application of Dynamic Nuclear Polarization NMR technology at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has led to the ability to examine the chemical structure of catalysts with a spatial resolution of less than a picometer, or one-trillionth of a meter. That capability enables scientists to better understand, and design more effective catalysts for, the production of fuels and high value chemicals. Read more.

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