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December 4th, 2009

A Cheaper Hydrogen Catalyst

Abstract:
Platinum normally plays a crucial role in fuel cells and in the production of hydrogen. Now a group of researchers has shown how to get the same kind of reactivity using a metal--nickel--that is a thousand times less expensive than platinum. The group-- research scientist Vincent Artero, and Alan Le Goff and Serge Palacin at the Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique near Paris--used nickel-based compounds chemically bound to carbon nanotubes.

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