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Researchers use single-atom catalyst, convert CO to CO2

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Jean-Sabin McEwen

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University and Tufts University have demonstrated for the first time that a single metal atom can act as a catalyst in converting carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide, a chemical reaction that is commonly used in catalytic converters to remove harmful gases from car exhaust. » More …