Turbocharging fuel cells with a multifunctional catalyst

A new catalyst to turbocharge the processing of oxygen in fuel cells: Regents' Professor Meilin Liu (left) with postdoctoral research associate Yu Chen in Liu's Georgia Tech lab as they display a disc coated with the catalyst, which works in two phases. (Source: Georgia Tech / Christopher Moore)

Catalyst 8 times as fast

Naturally sluggish oxygen

A new boost to fuel cell technology from Georgia Tech: A nanoparticle coating on this disc turbocharges the processing of oxygen on the cathode end of solid oxide fuel cells, increasing eightfold current best performance. (Spirce: Georgia Tech / Christopher Moore)

Nano oxygen rush

Interesting rare metals

Protective cathode coating