In situ observation of ruthenium
The ruthenium nanocluster (Ru) is attached to a support structure and heated to 200oc. Over time, the metal reacts with oxygen in the air, forming ruthenium oxide (RuOx). This reaction is detected by the support structure as a shift in current, helping to explain the underlying catalytic process.
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