2015 Beckman Symposium   

Marco Howard

Presentation Date:
August-9-2014

Presenter:
Marco Howard

Title:
41 - High-throughput screening for core-shell nanoparticles for chemical catalysis

Institution:
University of Texas at Austin

Department:
Chemistry

Description:
Hydrogen fuel cell technology is one possible solution to alleviate our dependence on fossil fuels while simultaneously reducing our green house gas emissions. One limiting factor to the adoption of this technology is that it depends on platinum catalysts, which are prohibitively rare and expensive. In order to identify a suitable replacement we have adopted a high-throughput computational approach supplemented with experimental validation. Thus far, 38 and 79 atom transition metal core@shell nanoparticles have been screened for their catalytic activity and suitable candidates have been screened for their stability. Now, our theoretical predictions will be by experiment.


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