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United States Patent Application

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A Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER) catalyst includes at least one component selected from a group consisting of transition metal phosphides and first row transition metal sulfides. The catalyst can be included in nanoparticles. In some instances, the catalyst is included in a hydrogen evolution reaction electrode. In one example, the catalyst is cobalt phosphide.
Lewis, Nathan S. (La Canada Flintridge, CA), Popczun, Eric (Streetsboro, OH), Rodriguez, Carlos G. Read (State College, PA), Roske, Christopher W. (Pasadena, CA), Schaak, Raymond E. (State College, PA)
14/ 660,699
March 17, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant numbers CHE1305124 and CHE0802907 awarded by the National Science Foundation and grant number DE-SC0004993 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.