Correlation between the carbon structures and their tolerance to carbon corrosion as catalyst supports for polymer electrolyte fuel cells

Takanori Tamaki, Hailin Wang, Nobuto Oka, Itaru Honma, Seong Ho Yoon, Takeo Yamaguchi

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The tolerance to corrosion of cathode catalyst supports comprising carbon nanofibers with differing alignments of graphene layers was evaluated, and its correlation with structural parameters obtained from Raman spectra was discussed. The carbon nanofibers employed in this study were platelet-type carbon nanofibers (PCNF) and tubular carbon nanofibers (TCNF). The tolerance to carbon corrosion was evaluated in a membrane electrode assembly using a start-stop durability testing protocol. While the ratio of the D band peak intensity to that of the G band (ID/IG) does not show any correlation with tolerance to carbon corrosion, full width at half maximum of the G band (FWHM(G)) correlates well with tolerance to carbon corrosion. The results suggest that carbon materials with low FWHM(G) values are promising as cathode catalyst supports in PEFCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6406-6412
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Mar 22 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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