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Carbon-based composite electrocatalysts for low temperature fuel cells

United States Patent

December 8, 2009
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A process for synthesis of a catalyst is provided. The process includes providing a carbon precursor material, oxidizing the carbon precursor material whereby an oxygen functional group is introduced into the carbon precursor material, and adding a nitrogen functional group into the oxidized carbon precursor material.
Popov; Branko N. (Columbia, SC), Lee; Jog-Won (Columbia, SC), Subramanian; Nalini P. (Kennesaw, GA), Kumaraguru; Swaminatha P. (Honeoye Falls, NY), Colon-Mercado; Hector R. (Columbia, SC), Nallathambi; Vijayadurga (T-Nagar, IN), Li; Xuguang (Columbia, SC), Wu; Gang (West Columbia, SC)
University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
11/ 930,322
October 31, 2007
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT CLAUSE The present invention was developed under Grant DE-FC36-03GO13108 from the Department of Energy. The government retains certain rights in this invention.