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Novel electrocatalyst outperforms platinum in alkaline hydrogen production


February 7, 2019

A novel ruthenium-based catalyst developed at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has shown markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts in alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production. The catalyst is a nanostructured composite material composed of carbon nanowires with ruthenium atoms bonded to nitrogen and carbon to form active sites within the carbon matrix. Full Story

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University of California, Santa Cruz

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