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MESOSTRUCTURED THIN-FILMS AS ELECTROCATALYSTS WITH TUNABLE COMPOSITIONS AND SURFACE MORPHOLOGY

United States Patent Application

20130209898
A1
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A composition of matter and method of manufacturing as thin film electrocatalyst. The method uses physical vapor deposition to deposit a thin film of PtM (Ma transition metal) to form a Pt based alloy and annealing the thin film to achieve a (111) hexagonal faceted grain structure having catalytic activity approaching Pt.sub.3Ni (111) skin.
Stamenkovic, Vojislav (Naperville, IL), Markovic, Nenad (Hinsdale, IL)
13/ 800,707
March 13, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] The U.S. Government claims certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the U.S. Department of Energy and UChicago Argonne, LLC, representing Argonne National Laboratory.