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Optical Super-Resolution Imaging of Surface Reactions

Optical Super-Resolution Imaging of Surface Reactions
Changbei Ma, Kuangcai Chen, Xiaodong Cheng, Seungah Lee, Weilin Xu, Tao Chen, Peng Zhang, Bin Dong, Seong Ho Kang, Ji Won Ha, Ning Fang, Fei Zhao
Optical super-resolution imaging has gained momentum in investigations of heterogeneous and homogeneous chemical reactions at the single-molecule level. Thanks to its exceptional spatial resolution and ability to monitor dynamic systems, much detailed information on single-molecule reaction/adsorption processes and single-particle catalytic processes has been revealed, including chemical kinetics and reaction dynamics; active-site distributions on single-particle surfaces; and size-, shape-, and facet-dependent catalytic activities of individual nanocatalysts. In this review, we provide an overview of recent advances in super-resolution chemical imaging of surface reactions.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00673

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00673

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