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Nano-enabled Fuel Cells research


December 14, 2009
With dedicated students and state-of-the-art facilities, our fuel cell program is gaining momentum in research, development and commercial visibility. The program identifies and brings together the necessary elements of science, engineering and society to make fuel cells technically and economically feasible as a sustainable energy conversion for various applications. The major focus is on the development of fuel cell components. 

Recently, students and faculty successfully synthesized platinum nanoparticles on multi-walled carbon nanotubes using the two-phase ion transfer followed by the solution reduction approach. The nanocatalyst was characterized using a transmission electron microscope for particle morphology and distribution.

Nanostructured materials have become an intense area of research due to its applicability in interdisciplinary fields.

Students working on the fuel cells presented the results at the US Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition, November 17-19, in Palm Springs.