Advanced Functional Materials

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23_36/2013Fuel Cells: Bio-Inspired Synthesis of High-Performance Nanocomposite Catalysts for Hydrogen Oxidation (Adv. Funct. Mater. 36/2013)

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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