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De-alloyed platinum nanoparticles

United States Patent

August 9, 2011
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A method of producing de-alloyed nanoparticles. In an embodiment, the method comprises admixing metal precursors, freeze-drying, annealing, and de-alloying the nanoparticles in situ. Further, in an embodiment de-alloyed nanoparticle formed by the method, wherein the nanoparticle further comprises a core-shell arrangement. The nanoparticle is suitable for electrocatalytic processes and devices.
Strasser; Peter (Houston, TX), Koh; Shirlaine (Houston, TX), Mani; Prasanna (Houston, TX), Ratndeep; Srivastava (Houston, TX)
University of Houston System (Houston, TX)
12/ 206,587
September 8, 2008
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has a license paid in full, covering the scope of this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owners to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.