Japanese scientists develop 1st artificial rare metal-palladium-type alloy

- January 3rd, 2011

Mineweb.com reports that in an effort to decrease Japan’s dependence on palladium, researchers have developed a palladium-like alloy.

Mineweb.com reports that in an effort to decrease Japan’s dependence on palladium, researchers have developed a palladium-like alloy.

The editorial  is quoted as saying:

The new alloy is capable of storing hydrogen. Palladium can accumulate large amounts of hydrogen and is used as a catalyst in cleaning vehicle exhaust. While neither rhodium or silver are capable of storing hydrogen, the new alloy has an absorption capacity of about half that of palladium. The researchers assert that the alloy can act as a substitute for palladium catalysts

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