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Contact: Richard Lewis
Brown University

Gold = Good for Fuel Cells

Caption: Gold atoms create orderly places for iron and platinum atoms, then retreat to the periphery of the fuel cell, where they scrub carbon monoxide from fuel reactions. The tighter organization and cleaner reactions extend the cell's performance life.

Credit: Sun Lab/Brown University

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