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PHOTOCATALYTIC METHODS FOR PREPARATION OF ELECTROCATALYST MATERIALS

United States Patent Application

20140031193
A1
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The invention relates to methods and structures of 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 polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEM-FCs).
Li, Wen (Ypsilanti, MI), Kawamura, Tetsuo (Toyota, JP), Nagami, Tetsuo (Nagoya, JP), Takahashi, Hiroaki (Toyota, JP), Muldoon, John (Saline, MI), Shelnutt, John A. (Tijeras, NM), Song, Yujiang (Albuquerque, NM), Miller, James E. (Albuquerque, NM), Hickner, Michael A. (Albuquerque, NM), Medforth, Craig John (Albuquerque, NM)
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Erlanger KY), Sandia Corporation, Operator of Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque NM), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota)
14/ 013,533
August 29, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made under a CRADA (SC04/01686) between Toyota Technical Center, U.S.A. Inc. (now Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.) and Sandia Corporation, Operator of Sandia National Laboratories, operated for the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.