Ultrathin, Ternary Alloy PtRuFe Nanowires for the Methanol Oxidation Reaction and Formic Acid Oxidation Reaction

Newly synthesized ultrathing, ternary PtRuFe NW electrocatalysts, has not been applied to the successful generation of multi-functional ternanry metal-based catalysts.

With the growing demand for alternative energy sources, much research effort has focused on the development of direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) as a viable energy conversion device.

Successful synthesized series of ternary PtRuM nanowire catalysts possessing various controlled atomic compositions of metal dopants (Ru and Fe), utilizing inverse micellar protocol that has not yet been previously applied to such complex systems. Synthesized ultrathin, ternanry PtRuFe nanowaires, possessing different chemical compositions in order to probe their CO tolerance as well as electrochemical activity as a function of composition for both methanol and formic acid oxidation reaction

This technique allows nucleation and growth of the wires, fundamentally controlled by the size and shape of the soft template pores, one can rather easily create porous, high surface area networks of nanowires.

We seek to develop and commercialize, by an exclusive or non-exclusive license agreement and/or sponsored research, with a company active in the area.

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formic acid oxidation reaction, methanol oxidation reaction, nanowires, surfactant-assisted, ternary


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