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Photocatalytic methods for preparation of electrocatalyst materials

United States Patent

September 24, 2013
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The invention relates to methods of preparing metal particles on a support material, including platinum-containing nanoparticles on a carbon support. Such materials can be used as electrocatalysts, for example as improved electrocatalysts in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEM-FCs).
Li; Wen (Ann Arbor, MI), Kawamura; Tetsuo (Toyota, JP), Nagami; Tetsuo (Nagoya, JP), Takahashi; Hiroaki (Toyota, JP), Muldoon; John (Saline, MI), Shelnutt; John A. (Tijeras, NM), Song; Yujiang (Albuquerque, NM), Miller; James E. (Albuquerque, NM), Hickner; Michael A. (Albuquerque, NM), Medforth; Craig (Albuquerque, NM)
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Erlanger, KY), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota, JP), Sandia Corporation, Operator of Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 329,853
January 11, 2006
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made under a CRADA (SC04/01686) between Toyota Technical Center, U.S.A. Inc. and Sandia National Laboratories, operated for the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.