February 24, 2014

Researchers Characterize Graphene's Bonding Effect on Platinum Nanoparticles

Discovery could lead to lower costs in fuel cell production

Physicists have found that platinum nanoparticles limit their size and organize into specific patterns when bonded to freestanding graphene.

While displaying this behavior, the bonded platinum nanoparticles maintain an effective surface area functioning as a catalyst for chemical reactions, a discovery that could lower the production costs of platinum-catalyzed fuel cells.