In alternative fuel car Pantheon, fuel cell vehicles do not get much love. In fact, the only major manufacturer who is actively seeking recent technologies is Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, but thanks to the new fuel cell technology announced Thursday, there is a possibility that if Volkswagen succeeds the possibility that it will change soon is there.
One of the problems with fuel cell technology is the manufacturing cost of the cell itself. The process of converting hydrogen to electricity requires a platinum catalyst, and if our favorite rap album teaches us something, platinum is expensive. In the latest system, platinum ps is sprayed on the carbon powder, but in reality only the outer layer of platinum atoms is working, so precious metals are wasted.
Volkswagen has worked with scientists from Stanford University in California to make this process more profitable. Scientists have figured out how to distribute a uniform layer of platinum atoms that uniformly covers the carbon substrate rather than lowering the carbon with platinum. In this way, your fuel cell will continue to catalyze hydrogen as if it were not in fashion, but it should consume some of the previously produced fuel.
"This technology improves the life and performance of the catalyst while minimizing the amount of precious metals used, thus realizing substantial cost savings," says Professor Friedrich Prinz of the company. Stanford University. "In addition to fuel cell, atomic layer deposition …
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