Fuel cell catalysts based on core-shell nanoparticles

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In this contribution, we focus on the different approaches to dispersing Pt and Co/Pt core/shell nanoparticles in solution and then depositing them on representative catalyst supports. These include gold or highly ordered pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) electrode surfaces. Specifically, we follow three different deposition protocols: A) solution deposition; B) directed solution deposition, and C) electrophoretic deposition of catalyst nanoparticles. Finally, we characterize the physicochemical properties of the catalysts surfaces by electrochemical methods (fuel cell testing) and electrochemical STM imaging.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2010: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites
Published: June 21, 2010
Pages: 475 - 476
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Nanoparticle Synthesis & Applications
ISBN: 978-1-4398-3401-5