Duan Research Group

Hetero-integrated Nanostructures and Nanodevices


Single Atoms at Crystal Ladder Steps

Chengzhang Wan, Xiangfeng Duan

Chem 6, 3169-3171 (2020)

In this issue of Chem, Wu and co-workers report a freestanding ladder-like ZnO surface with abundant unsaturated step sites offering an attractive platform for selectively anchoring single-Au atom (Au1) with one-dimensional assembly. This opens a new strategy for the synthesis of single-atom sites with tunable arrangements for ultrasensitive sensing and highly active catalysis.
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