Carbon-free pt electrocatalysts supported on SnO2 for polymer electrolyte fuel cells

A. Masao, S. Noda, F. Takasaki, K. Ito, K. Sasaki

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Carbon-free Pt-based electrocatalysts supported on semiconducting SnO 2 (Pt/ SnO2) have been developed for polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) by various electrochemical and microstructural characterizations. Pt/ SnO2 exhibited comparable current-voltage characteristics to conventional Pt electrocatalysts and, in particular, a considerable tolerance against 10,000 cycles of voltages up to 0.9 and 1.3 VRHE (RHE denotes reversible hydrogen electrode) vs the RHE. These results indicate that the carbon-free oxide-supported Pt/ SnO2 can be a promising alternative electrocatalyst with long-term durability against voltage cycling up to higher potentials, as a possible fundamental solution to the PEFC degradation caused by carbon support corrosion.

Original languageEnglish
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jul 31 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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