Materials Science

Materials Science

Research - New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Development of Platinum Group Metal-Free Catalysts

Piotr Zelenay, LANL Staff Scientist, NMC Affiliate

Xi Yin, LANL Staff Scientist, NMC Affiliate


Los Alamos National Laboratory needs to continuously develop platinum group metal-free (PGMfree) catalysts for fuel cell application, as part of the tasks in the DOE funded Electrocatalysis Consortium.

In this research, scientists design, synthesize, and characterize PGM-free catalysts, and evaluate their activity and durability in electrochemical cell and fuel cell.  The result of this project is to further fuel cell application.