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Unzipped Carbon Nanotubes to Replace Platinum in Fuel Cells

Submitted by HydroKevin on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 12:55.

Researchers at Stanford University in Northern California have developed what they are calling “unzipped carbon nanotubes” to replace catalytic platinum in fuel cells. Today’s price of platinum is between $1400 and $1500 per ounce. Carbon nanotubes and graphene, on the other hand, are relatively cheap to produce. This low price could lead to wide spread commercialization of hydrogen fuel cells. According to Stanford, “Multi-walled carbon nanotubes riddled with defects and impurities on the outside could eventually replace some of the ex... Read Full Post


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