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Nature Communications, Editors’ Highlights, Tsan-Yao Chen, fuel cell, platinum-trimer, nanocatalyst
Nature Communications Features Work Done by NSRRC User, Prof. Tsan-Yao Chen
       The editors at Nature Communications have put together an Editors’ Highlights webpage of recent research on Energy Materials. The article of Prof. Tsan-Yao Chen (Department of Engineering and System Science, National Tsing Hua University), entitled “Platinum-trimer decorated cobalt-palladium core-shell nanocatalyst with promising performance for oxygen reduction reaction,” has been featured. It is reported that the high stability of the decorated trimers endows the catalyst with an outstanding durability, maintaining decent electrocatalytic activity with no degradation for more than 322,000 potential cycles in alkaline electrolyte. The X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) experiments were carried out at TLS 17C and TLS 01C1, while X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) experiments were done at TLS 24A1. In addition, the X-ray diffractometer (XRD) patterns were measured at Taiwan Contract Beamline SP12B2 at SPring-8, Japan. These findings are expected to be useful for surface engineering and design of advanced fuel cell catalysts with atomic-scale platinum decoration.