ElectroCat has numerous techniques available for synthesis and post-synthesis processing of PGM-free catalysts in high-surface-area form or as planar model systems, and fabrication of electrode layers and membrane electrode assemblies.
High Surface Area Catalysts
Synthesis of PGM-free catalysts using methods such as tuning of precursor solution chemistry, spray-pyrolysis, electrospinning, freeze drying, controlled synthesis of carbon nanostructures, high-temperature pyrolysis , sputtering onto high surface area supports, and implanting heteroatoms into powders
Model Systems Synthesis
Synthesis of planar model electrocatalyst systems using techniques such as doping of heteroatoms into graphite substrates, depositions of multi-element thin films of nanoparticles using physical vapor deposition
Fabrication of Electrodes & Assemblies
Catalyst-ionomer ink deposition on membranes or gas diffusion layers with an ultrasonic spray coating system and roll-to-roll manufacturing for larger-scale electrodes and cells