After speaking with many authorities in the precious metal industry, we have found a lot of our time dedicated to researching the precious metal Palladium. What we have found is a metal that could possibly take us in to the next century.
Palladium is well known for it’s catalytic properties in the automotive industry, and some are discovering that it is a key factor in hydrogen fuel as well. What many have not realized is, Palladium is a versatile metal that can benefit many sectors in our lives.
Nanotechnology has been ongoing for some time now, and there have been many break throughs. We recently found a research paper from an undergraduate student at North Western University that explains one of the benefits provided with palladium usage in nanotechnology. Saranya Sathanathan explains how palladium-doped zinc-oxide nanostructures senses the hydrogen levels in gas, and how important this is in the further development of both hydrogen fuel and nano technology. If you can handle an extremely technical read, you can view the entire research report here;
Jewelry is now being made out of palladium! This shows the reverence that people have for the metal and the value it has to society. The rarer the element and the more useful it becomes, the more the elite want to flaunt it in a decorative fashion, just like gold, silver and platinum.
Constant reasearch is conducted on this amazing metal that has defied many laws of science. The most recent being a catalyst for methanol conversion in to hydrogen. The research is being conducted by Professor Abhaya Datey, Director of the University New Mexico’s center for Micro-Engineered materials. We have not completely finished this read and will be ellaborating on it some more in the very near future. If you would like to beat us to it, Professor Datey’s research results can be found here;
Palladium has intrigued us to say the least! We will be bringing more information as we find it to keep you updated on this metal that could very well take us in to the next century using clean fuel.