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High performance, high durability non-precious metal fuel cell catalysts

United States Patent

9,287,568
March 15, 2016
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This invention relates to non-precious metal fuel cell cathode catalysts, fuel cells that contain these catalysts, and methods of making the same. The fuel cell cathode catalysts are highly nitrogenated carbon materials that can contain a transition metal. The highly nitrogenated carbon materials can be supported on a nanoparticle substrate.
Wood; Thomas E. (Stillwater, MN), Atanasoski; Radoslav (Edina, MN), Schmoeckel; Alison K. (Stillwater, MN)
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (St. Paul, MN)
12/ 595,274
20110319257
March 17, 2008
This invention was made with Government support under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC36-03G013106 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.