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University of Akron Details Findings in Chalcogens (Solid-State Chemistry-Enabled Scalable Production of Octahedral Pt-Ni Alloy Electrocatalyst for...

July 8, 2014



University of Akron Details Findings in Chalcogens (Solid-State Chemistry-Enabled Scalable Production of Octahedral Pt-Ni Alloy Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Chalcogens have been published. According to news reporting originating from Akron, Ohio, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Although octahedral Pt-Ni alloy nanoparticles possess an excelling property in oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and are of great potential as an electrocatalyst for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), mass production of the materials at low cost remains a big challenge. By combining the advantages of both solid-state chemistry and wet synthetic chemistry, we developed one scalable, surfactant-free, and cost-effective method for producing octahedral Pt-Ni alloy nanoparticles on carbon support."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Akron, "The octahedral Pt-Ni samples were prepared with different compositions and studied for the ORR property. They exhibit a much improved reaction activity compared to the commercial catalyst."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The experiments demonstrate an innovative strategy for preparing shaped metal nanoparticles and make significant progress in the ORR catalyst research."

For more information on this research see: Solid-State Chemistry-Enabled Scalable Production of Octahedral Pt-Ni Alloy Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014;136(22):7805-7808. Journal of the American Chemical Society can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Journal of the American Chemical Society - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/jacsat)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.L. Zhang, Univ Akron, Dept. of Chem & Biomol Engn, Akron, OH 44325, United States. Additional authors for this research include S.Y. Hwang, A. Trout and Z.M. Peng (see also Chalcogens).

Keywords for this news article include: Ohio, Akron, Chemicals, Chalcogens, Nanoparticle, United States, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Solid State Chemistry, North and Central America

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