A stochastic theoretical approach to study the size-dependent catalytic activity of a metal nanoparticle at the single molecule level.


The catalytic activity of metal nanoparticles is intrinsically heterogeneous due to the heterogeneous distribution of surface catalytic sites and surface restructuring dynamics. Recent advances in single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy reveal that the rates of product formation and dissociation exhibit size-dependent activities. Here we present a… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c6cp07895h