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Title: Enhanced Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Small Organic Molecules on Platinum-Gold Nanowires: Influence of the Surface Structure and Pt-Pt/Pt-Au Pair Site Density
Award ID(s):
2018427 1928882
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Date Published:
Journal Name:
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Page Range / eLocation ID:
59892 to 59903
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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