Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Press Release

One-Nanometer Trimetallic Alloy Particles Created

A researcher group of Tokyo Institute of Technology succeeded in developing precisely controlled alloy nanoparticles “multimetallic nanoclusters (MNCs)” made of three metals: copper, platinum, and gold. They also discovered that MNCs show catalytic activity that is 24 times greater than commercially available carbon-supported platinum catalysts in the oxidization of hydrocarbons using oxygen in the air.