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Engineers at the Univ. of Rochester have created platinum nanowires that could soon lead to the development of commercially viable fuel cells. The 10-nm-dia. by 10-cm-long nanowires are long enough to create the first selfsupporting "web" of pure platinum, which can serve as an electrode in a fuel cell and also increase both the fuel cell's longevity and efficiency.
Designing More-Efficient Fuel Cells Using Nanowires Anonymous Chemical Engineering Progress; Apr 2009; 105, 4; Docstoc pg. 8 Reproduced with permission of the c
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