NanoCoral High Surface Area Platinum Catalysts to Improve Fuel Cell Efficiency

NanoCoralTM produces platinum nanomaterials which can significantly reduce costs and improve the efficiency and durability of hydrogen fuel cells and other renewable energy technologies. NanoCoralTM is an innovative nanotechnology for producing platinum catalysts and offers unique control over the shape, size, porosity, composition, stability, and other functional properties of platinum nanostructures compared with those achieved by existing methodologies.

The metals nanostructuring technology is based on two novel platform technologies- templated dendritic nanostructure growth and photocatalytic seeding and growth.Dendritic and ripening-resistant holey-sheet nanocatalyst technology enables the size and shape of platinum structures to be manipulated at the nanoscale to produce novel platinum catalysts and electrocatalysts and other nanomaterials. NanoCoralTM was recognized as an R&D 100 technology by R&D Magazine in 2009.


  • Reduces amount of rare and expensive raw material
  • Retains functionality with less material

Applications and Industries

  • Fuel Cells
  • Solar Cells
  • Sensors
  • Electronics
  • Catalysis
Related IP
Patent Title Patent Number Grant Date
Sintering and ripening resistant noble metal nanostructures 8,540,796 09/24/2013
Dendritic metal nanostructures 7,785,391 08/31/2010
Dendritic metal nanostructures 7,374,599 05/20/2008
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