Where do you see this work developing in the future?
The composition of an electrode surface obviously has a great impact on the processes observed. Micro- and nanoparticle decorated carbonaceous material presents a rich mine of material for future research, with potential applications in more fields than that of pure chemistry.
Are there any particular challenges facing future research in this area?
The challenges facing this particular area of research mostly stem from the relative novelty of the field. Micro- and nanoparticles are still a young technology, and, as this article demonstrates, they do not behave identically to their bulk counterparts. Assumptions about their properties, whether intrinsic or in relationship to certain applications, can result in wasted time, but I am confident that further exploration of the field will pave the way to a better understanding of micro- and nanoparticles and their uses.