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Nanoporous materials for reducing the overpotential of creating hydrogen by water electrolysis

United States Patent

June 14, 2016
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Disclosed is an electrolyzer including an electrode including a nanoporous oxide-coated conducting material. Also disclosed is a method of producing a gas through electrolysis by contacting an aqueous solution with an electrode connected to an electrical power source, wherein the electrode includes a nanoporous oxide-coated conducting material.
Anderson; Marc A. (Madison, WI), Leonard; Kevin C. (Madison, WI)
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
13/ 149,298
May 31, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under grant number W-31-109-ENG-38 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.