Résumé : Hydrogen spillover is of great importance to understanding many phenomena in heterogeneous catalysis and has long been controversial. Here we exploit well-defined nanoparticles to demonstrate its occurrence through evaluation of CO2 methanation kinetics. Combining platinum and cobalt nanoparticles causes a substantial increase in reaction rate, but increasing the spatial separation between discrete cobalt and platinum entities results in a dramatic ∼50% drop in apparent activation energy, symptomatic of H atom surface diffusion limiting the reaction rate. © 2014 American Chemical Society.