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Title: Fuel cell nanocatalyst with voltage reversal tolerance

Abstract

In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a fuel cell catalyst having a catalyst surface bearing a non-occluding layer of iridium. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a fuel cell catalyst comprising a catalyst surface bearing a sub-monolayer of iridium. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a fuel cell catalyst comprising a catalyst surface bearing a layer of iridium having a planar equivalent thickness of between 1 and 100 Angstroms. In some embodiments, the fuel cell catalyst comprises nanostructured elements comprising microstructured support whiskers bearing a thin film of nanoscopic catalyst particles. The layer of iridium typically has a planar equivalent thickness of between 1 and 100 Angstroms and more typically between 5 and 60 Angstroms. The fuel cell catalyst typically comprises no electrically conductive carbon material and typically comprises at least a portion of the iridium in the zero oxidation state.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
3M Innovative Properties Company
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531895
Patent Number(s):
8637193
Application Number:
12/546,775
Assignee:
3M Innovative Properties Company (St. Paul, MN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-07GO17007
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009-08-25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Steinbach, Andrew J. L., Vernstrom, George D., Debe, Mark K., and Atanasoski, Radoslav. Fuel cell nanocatalyst with voltage reversal tolerance. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Steinbach, Andrew J. L., Vernstrom, George D., Debe, Mark K., & Atanasoski, Radoslav. Fuel cell nanocatalyst with voltage reversal tolerance. United States.
Steinbach, Andrew J. L., Vernstrom, George D., Debe, Mark K., and Atanasoski, Radoslav. Tue . "Fuel cell nanocatalyst with voltage reversal tolerance". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531895.
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