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Author Zhang, Junliang
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher SP Higher Education Press
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2011
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Energy Technology
Abstract Great progress has been made in the past two decades in the development of the electrocatalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). This review article is focused on recent advances made in the kinetic-activity improvement on platinum-(Pt-) based cathode electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). The origin of the limited ORR activity of Pt catalysts is discussed, followed by a review on the development of Pt alloy catalysts, Pt monolayer catalysts, and shape- and facet-controlled Pt-alloy nanocrystal catalysts. Mechanistic understanding is reviewed as well on the factors contributing to the enhanced ORR activity of these catalysts. Finally, future directions for PEMFC catalyst research are proposed. Keywords proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), cathode electrocatalysts, platinum, oxygen reduction reaction (ORR)
ISSN 20951701
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-04-29
Publisher Institution Chinese Universities
Publisher Place Heidelberg
e-ISSN 16737504
Journal Frontiers of Energy and Power Engineering in China
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 2
Page Count 12
Starting Page 137
Ending Page 148


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