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Nanofibrous Electrocatalysts

United States Patent Application

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A nanofibrous catalyst and method of manufacture. A precursor solution of a transition metal based material is formed into a plurality of interconnected nanofibers by electro-spinning the precursor solution with the nanofibers converted to a catalytically active material by a heat treatment. Selected subsequent treatments can enhance catalytic activity.
Liu, Di Jia (Elmhurst, IL), Shui, Jianglan (Darien, IL), Chen, Chen (Darien, IL)
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago IL)
15/ 144,650
May 2, 2016
GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CHI1357 between the United States Department of Energy and Chicago Argonne, LLC as operator of Argonne National Laboratories.