Effective use of platinum group metals

Yamabe Mitarai Yoko*, Zebin Bao, Murakami Hideyuki, Abe Hideki, Matsumoto Toru

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Platinum group metals (PGMs) are used in a wide range of application fields such as catalysts, electrodes, medical and electrical devices, and high-temperature materials. The supply of platinum is only about 200t per year and its price drastically fluctuates depending on the economic situation. Even so, PGMs are used in industry because of their excellent properties which are difficult to obtain in alternative materials. Thus, an understanding of the mechanism that results in these properties is necessary in order to optimize the properties of PGMs, increase their lifetimes, and find alternative materials. In this paper, some attempts to increase the lifetimes of PGMs and to search for alternative materials for use as high-temperature materials, coating materials, catalyst materials, and electrode materials are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-20
Number of pages11
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Catalyst
  • Coating
  • Electrode
  • High temperature strength
  • Oxidation resistance
  • Platinum group metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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