Recent findings by researchers at the Tokyo University of Science have the potential to serve as a guideline for the design of future high-activity, high-performance platinum catalysts for use in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs).
In a paper published in the journal Nanoscale, the scientists explain that PEFCs are excellent sources of clean energy. However, the devices are expensive to make and operate, primarily because of the large amount of platinum that they require.
Platinum is not only an expensive metal but also occurs in limited amounts, which means that to make PEFCs truly sustainable, it is crucial to reduce the amount of Pt that they contain.
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