News tagged with platinum catalysts

A Search for Stability for Platinum Catalysts

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new carbon support that greatly increases the durability of proton-exchange membrane fuel cells has been developed by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Princeton University. ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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Fuel cells get a boost

Fuel cells, devices that can produce electricity from hydrogen or other fuels without burning them, are considered a promising new way of powering everything from homes and cars to portable devices like cellphones ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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A recipe for controlling carbon nanotubes

Nanoscopic tubes made of a lattice of carbon just a single atom deep hold promise for delivering medicines directly to a tumor, sensors so keen they detect the arrival or departure of a single electron, a replacement for ...

dateSep 20, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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Platinum nanocatalyst could aid drugmakers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nanoparticles combining platinum and gold act as superefficient catalysts, but chemists have struggled to create them in an industrially useful form. Rice University chemists have answered the call this week ...

dateAug 31, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Carbon Nanotubes Make Fuel Cells Cheaper

(PhysOrg.com) -- As fuel cells are becoming more popular due to their potential use in applications such as hydrogen-powered vehicles, auxiliary power systems, and electronic devices, the need for the precious ...

dateFeb 09, 2009 in Nanomaterials weblog
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