17 Mar '12, 3pm

The Trouble With Fuel Cells (and Some New Solutions)

The Trouble With Fuel Cells (and Some New Solutions)

The basic structure, from the top down, goes something like this (in super thin layers): gold or palladium, something to enhance the energy conversion rate , tungsten for stability. The UCF team, led by Professor Sergey Stolbov, hasn’t said exactly what’s in the middle layer, but Stolbov was quite happy with the results of their experiments. “We are very encouraged by our first attempts that suggest that we can create two cost-effective and highly active palladium- and gold-based catalysts -for hydrogen fuel cells, a clean and renewable energy source.”

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