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April 2016

New Fuel Cell Design Powered by Graphene-wrapped Nanocrystals

Scientific Achievement

Researchers at the Molecular Foundry have partnered with the ALS to develop a new material recipe for a battery-like hydrogen fuel cell.

Significance and Impact

Hydrogen has the potential to be a clean, carbon-free, virtually limitless energy source. This hybrid technology allows for very compact and safe storage of hydrogen, while offering fast fueling times.

Research Details

E. S. Cho, A. M. Ruminski, S. Aloni, Y.-S. Liu, J. Guo & J. J. Urban. Nat Commun. 2016 7:10804.