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Engineering stable electrocatalysts for a clean energy future

Recent findings about core-shell nanoparticles as electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction were published in Nature Materials.

A team of scientists from the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy discovered core-shell nanoparticles based on platinum and an inexpensive carbide core as active, stable and cost-efficient electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction - the cathode reaction in a fuel cell.

Further information on the published research results in Nature Materials and their significance can be found in the MPIE press release on this subject.


D. Göhl, A. Garg, P. Paciok, K.J.J. Mayrhofer, M. Heggen, Y. Shao-Horn, R. Dunin-Borkowski, Y. Roman-Leshkov, M. Ledendecker
Engineering stable electrocatalysts by synergistic stabilization between carbide cores and Pt shells, Nat. Mater. (2019).

DOI: 10.1038/s41563-019-0555-5


Prof. Dr. Karl Mayrhofer
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Director Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg (HI ERN)

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