Heterogeneous sonocatalysis with nickel powder

  title={Heterogeneous sonocatalysis with nickel powder},
  author={Kenneth S. Suslick and Dominick J. Casadonte},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
The authors have discovered that ultrasonic irradiation of Ni powder increases its activity as a hydrogenation catalyst by >10/sup 5/. In order to probe the origin of this dramatic enhancement, the surface composition has been examined. They find that ultrasonic irradiation of Ni powder causes remarkable changes in particle aggregation, surface morphology, and thickness of the surface oxide coating. 

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