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Metal-polymer composite catalysts

United States Patent Application

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A metal-polymer-carbon composite catalyst for use as a cathode electrocatalyst in fuel cells. The catalyst includes a heteroatomic polymer; a transition metal linked to the heteroatomic polymer by one of nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus, and a recast ionomer dispersed throughout the heteroatomic polymer-carbon composite. A membrane electrode assembly for fuel cells is also described.
Zelenay, Piotr (Los Alamos, NM), Bashyam, Rajesh (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California
11/ 544,439
October 2, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC 52-06 NA 25396, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.