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According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We attribute this to a compensation effect due to an increased fraction of hydrogen atoms occupying energetically favorable subsurface sites in smaller nanoparticles."
For more information on this research see: Thermodynamics of hydride formation and decomposition in supported sub-10 nm Pd nanoparticles of different sizes. Chemical Physics Letters, 2014;603():75-81. Chemical Physics Letters can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae
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