News tagged with platinum catalysts

Cheap catalyst made easy

Catalysts made of carbon nanotubes dipped in a polymer solution equal the energy output and otherwise outperform platinum catalysts in fuel cells, a team of Case Western Reserve University engineers has found.

dateMar 22, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Hard X-rays probe model fuel-cell catalyst

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource have developed a new, more powerful way to probe the behavior of a key component in hydrogen fuel cells. The group shone SSRL's ...

dateDec 02, 2010 in Condensed Matter
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For platinum catalysts, smaller may be better

When it comes to metal catalysts, the platinum standard is, well, platinum! However, at about $2,000 an ounce, platinum is more expensive than gold. The high cost of the raw material presents major challenges ...

dateJun 28, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Opposites Attract and Inspire Electrocatalyst

(PhysOrg.com) -- Tiny gold particles will surround themselves with even smaller platinum bits, creating a complex structure that could turn a common preservative, formic acid, into electricity in a fuel cell, ...

dateMay 24, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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