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PHOTOCATALYTIC METHODS FOR PREPARATION OF ELECTROCATALYST MATERIALS

United States Patent Application

20140080038
A1
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The invention relates to methods of preparing metal particles on a support material, including platinum-containing nanoparticles on a carbon support. Such materials can be used as electrocatalysts, for example as improved electrocatalysts in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEM-FCs).
Nwoga, Tochi Tudor (Ann Arbor, MI), Kawahara, Kazuo (Nagoya, JP), Li, Wen (Ypsilanti, MI), Song, Yujiang (Dalian, Liaoning, CN), Shelnutt, John A. (Tijeras, NM), Miller, James E. (Albuquerque, NM), Medforth, Craig John (Porto, PT), Ueno, Yukiyoshi (Toyota Aichi, JP), Kawamura, Tetsuo (Toyota Aichi, JP)
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Erlanger KY), Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque NM), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota Aichi)
14/ 086,694
November 21, 2013
GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with government support under CRADA No. SC04/01686 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.