Tin in Fuel Cells

Fuel cells are used to combine hydrogen and oxygen over a catalyst to produce electricity and tin has been shown to make an important contribution to some key components in the technology. Liquid tin was first used as an electrode in a type of fuel cell that was able to convert any type of hydrocarbon gas feed and at the same time act as catalyst the recombinant reaction. Other developments have used tin, its alloys and compounds in various physical parts of the fuel cell, including tin pyrophosphate as a medium temperature fuel cell membrane.

Tin crystals make fuel cells cheaper

Tin crystals make fuel cells cheaper

Scientists at Ariel University, Israel have shown that layers of tin crystals can be used to make fuel cells cheaper by using less platinum or palladium catalyst per unit mass. In a recent patent application Ariel Scientific Innovations, the technology transfer office...

Sumitomo patents tin-nickel in fuel cells for electric vehicles

Sumitomo patents tin-nickel in fuel cells for electric vehicles

Sumitomo have patented the use of tin-nickel alloys in fuel cells that convert methane or hydrogen to electricity for electric vehicles. These 'Celmet' porous metal alloys have a high corrosion resistance and can be used in fuel cells as the electrode and gas...

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