fuel-cell catalyst

fuel-cell catalyst

[′fyül ‚sel ′kad·ə‚list]
(chemistry)
A substance, such as platinum, silver, or nickel, from which the electrodes of a fuel cell are made, and which speeds the reaction of the cell; it is especially important in a fuel cell which does not operate at high temperatures.
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ECO Catalytics, which has developed a nearly platinum-free fuel-cell catalyst material, won not only second prize, but the People's Choice award, selected by a vote of the audience of about 120 at the final awards presentation.
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