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Chalcogen catalysts for polymer electrolyte fuel cell

United States Patent

September 15, 2009
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A methanol-tolerant cathode catalyst and a membrane electrode assembly for fuel cells that includes such a cathode catalyst. The cathode catalyst includes a support having at least one transition metal in elemental form and a chalcogen disposed on the support. Methods of making the cathode catalyst and membrane electrode assembly are also described.
Alonso-Vante; Nicolas (Buxerolles, FR), Zelenay; Piotr (Los Alamos, NM), Choi; Jong-Ho (Los Alamos, NM), Wieckowski; Andrzej (Champaign, IL), Cao; Dianxue (Urbana, IL)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 295,361
December 5, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.