Fuel cell research has been expanding in recent years as demand for alternative fuels increases. Novel innovations crossing scientific disciplines offer new insight into ways fuel
cells can be manufactured more efficiently, safely, and inexpensively. This project combines synthetic organometallic chemistry with polymer chemistry to utilize the tructuredirecting properties of
block-copolymers in the inclusion of metal catalysts. The goal of this project was to further explore the incorporation of metal precursors into aluminosilicate structures with the intent to create
a structured, mesoporous material containing catalytic material.
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Support for this REU program is provided through the National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) Program (DMR-0079992) and the REU-Site
program (DMR-0097494). Additional funding is provided by Cornell University.