Fuel cell catalysts: Carbon-supported bimetallic/trimetallic alloy nanoparticles

Jin Luo, Lingyan Wang, Peter N. Njoki, Derrick Mott, Chuan Jian Zhong

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Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and direct methanol fuel cells are becoming increasingly attractive power sources because of the high conversion efficiencies and low pollution and the use for mobile and stationary applications such as on-board electric power sources for advanced propulsion systems, non-polluting electric vehicles and portable devices. This presentation reports recent results of an investigation of carbon-supported alloy nanoparticle catalysts for electrocatalytic methanol oxidation and oxygen reduction reactions. The exploration of the bimetallic/trimetallic composition on carbon black support focuses on the production of low-cost, robust, and active catalysts. Spectroscopic, microscopic and combinatorial analysis work will be discussed, which are aimed at a detailed delineation of the catalytic activity with the nanoscale composition and sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication234th ACS National Meeting, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event234th ACS National Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2007 Aug 192007 Aug 23

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727


Conference234th ACS National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


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