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Method and Electrochemical Cell for Synthesis of Electrocatalysts by Growing Metal Monolayers, or Bilayers and Treatment of Metal, Carbon, Oxide and Core-Shell Nanoparticles

United States Patent Application

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An apparatus for the synthesis and treatment of electrocatalyst particles in batch or continuous fashion is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus is comprised of a three-electrode cell which includes a cell body electrode, a reference electrode and a floating counter electrode. The floating counter electrode may be disposed inside a counter electrode compartment which is adapted to float in a slurry containing a plurality of nanoparticles and an electrolyte.
Adzic, Radoslav (East Setauket, NY), Zhang, Junliang (Shanghai, CN), Sasaki, Kotaro (Hauppauge, NY)
14/ 946,177
November 19, 2015
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract numbers DE-AC02-98CH10886 and DE-SC0012704 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.