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Fuel Cells: Bio-Inspired Synthesis of High-Performance Nanocomposite Catalysts for Hydrogen Oxidation (Adv. Funct. Mater. 36/2013)

Authors

  • Chang Sun Kong,

    1. Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, California NanoSystems Institute and Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
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  • Hong-Li Zhang,

    1. Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, California NanoSystems Institute and Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
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  • Ferenc Somodi,

    1. Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, California NanoSystems Institute and Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
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  • Daniel E. Morse

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, California NanoSystems Institute, Materials Research Laboratory and Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    • Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, California NanoSystems Institute, Materials Research Laboratory and Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA.
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Abstract

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On page 4585, D. E. Morse and co-workers report a biologically inspired, kinetically controlled, catalytic approach to synthesizing a new family of nanocrystalline platinum-based catalysts. A novel composite of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and carbon black serves as the matrix for the in situ nucleation and growth of the Pt nanocrystals, providing access to new combinations of porosity, mesoscale morphology, conductivity, and electrochemical activity for hydrogen oxidation.

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