Researchers have discovered that a technique designed to coat nickel nanoparticles with silica shells actually fragments the material — creating a small core of oxidized nickel surrounded by smaller satellites embedded in a silica shell. The surprising result may prove useful by increasing the surface area of nickel available for catalyzing chemical reactions.

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Researchers inadvertently boost surface area of nickel nanoparticles for catalysis

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