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Hydrogen absorption induced metal deposition on palladium and palladium-alloy particles

United States Patent

March 24, 2009
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Hydrogen Absorption Induced Metal Deposition on Palladium and Palladium-Alloy Particles
The present invention relates to methods for producing metal-coated palladium or palladium-alloy particles. The method includes contacting hydrogen-absorbed palladium or palladium-alloy particles with one or more metal salts to produce a sub-monoatomic or monoatomic metal- or metal-alloy coating on the surface of the hydrogen-absorbed palladium or palladium-alloy particles. The invention also relates to methods for producing catalysts and methods for producing electrical energy using the metal-coated palladium or palladium-alloy particles of the present invention.
Wang; Jia X. (East Setauket, NY), Adzic; Radoslav R. (East Setauket, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
11/ 019,734
December 22, 2004
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.