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MEMBRANES AND CATALYSTS FOR FUEL CELLS, GAS SEPARATION CELLS, ELECTROLYZERS AND SOLAR HYDROGEN APPLICATIONS

United States Patent Application

20140326611
A1
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Oxygen reduction catalysts for fuel cells are provided. The catalyst can be based on platinum-coated palladium nanotubes, or multiple twinned, crystalline silver nanowires. Also provided is a method of removing carbon dioxide using a membrane having basic functional groups, and a method of water electrolysis using a membrane having basic functional groups.
Yan, Yushan (Hockessin, DE), Lew, Christopher (San Mateo, CA), Xu, Qian (Riverside, CA), Wang, Feng (Croton-on-Hudson, NY), Gu, Shuang (Newark, DE), Sheng, Wenchao (Newark, DE), Alia, Shaun (Lakewood, CO), Xiong, Laj (New Castle, DE)
14/ 351,116
October 10, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-AR000009 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.