Patent Number: 8,318,375

Title: Cathode for electrochemical reactor, electrochemical reactor incorporating such cathodes and method for making said cathode

Abstract: A cathode for an electrochemical reactor including a diffusion layer and a catalyst layer. The cathode has bimetallic or multimetallic nanoparticles, dispersed in direct contact with the diffusion layer, at least one of the metals being chromium (Cr) wholly or partly in oxidized form. The cathode is fabricated by depositing the bimetallic or multimetallic nanoparticles on the diffusion layer by DLI-MOCVD in the presence of O.sub.2.

Inventors: Mailley; Sophie (Le Pin, FR), Sanchette; Frederic (Montferrat, FR), Thollon; Stephanie (Saint Nizier du Moucherotte, FR), Emieux; Fabrice (Voreppe, FR)

Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique

International Classification: H01M 4/36 (20060101); H01M 8/10 (20060101); H01M 4/92 (20060101); H01M 4/48 (20100101); H01M 4/38 (20060101); B05D 5/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-11-27 0:00:00