High surface area coatings for hydrogen evolution cathodes prepared by magnetron sputtering
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Elsevier for International Association for Hydrogen Energy
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A novel magnetron sputtering technique is described for the deposition of durable, high surface area metal and alloy deposits (thickness up to several microns) onto nickel and steel substrates. The materials deposited include platinum, nickel, nickel alloys and steels. The structure of the deposits is characterised and it is demonstrated that some high surface area coatings are efficient and effective electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution in alkaline media and coated mesh electrodes have been tested in a modern water electrolyser configuration.
UK Technology Strategy Board
Vol. 40 (6), pp 2452–2459