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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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Platinum and light together fight cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers continue to search for cancer treatments that effectively destroy tumor cells while protecting surrounding healthy tissue and the body. One intriguing approach involves photoactivated ...

dateSep 14, 2010 in Biochemistry
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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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