Fuel Cells

A work in progress

Gary E. Coates - June 01, 2010

Fuel Cell

Fuel cells have long attracted interest because of their low impact on the environment and potential for energy efficiency. Unfortunately, technical problems and high costs have prevented this potential from being realized. Some of the costs are directly related to the traditional use of platinum as a catalyst. Over the past decade, researchers and entrepreneurs have brought down costs considerably and increased the reliability of fuel cells. The use of nickel both as a metal and an oxide has been an important part of these efforts.

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Improving lives

Nickel in healthcare

December 19, 2017

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Feature Story:
Nickel alloys helping hearts beat stronger
With an aging population, demand is stronger than ever for pacemakers and defibrillators. With increased usage of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), it is important that permanent implants are made from non-magnetic materials, such as UNS R 30035.

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