Development of PEFC alloy electrocatalysts supported on Sn02

S. Matsumoto, M. Nagamine, Z. Noda, J. Matsuda, A. Hayashi, K. Sasaki

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Pt/Nb-SnO2/VGCF-H electrocatalysts have been developed with Ft impregnated on the SnO2-based supports dispersed on carbon nanofiber acting as a conductive backbone, achieving both high catalytic activity and high voltage-cycle durability. In this study, we have focused on Pt alloying with Co and Ni and developed Pt3Co/Nb-SnO2/VGCF-H electrocatalysts for achieving higher oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity. It has been confirmed that catalyst particles were selectively impregnated on the doped-SnO2 and Pt3Co alloying was verified by FESEM and high-resolution STEM. High mass activity (MA) of 273 A g-1 at 0.9 VRHE and of 1870 A g-1 at 0.85 VRHE has been achieved for the Pt3Co catalyst on the Nb-doped SnO2 support, after proper heat treatment. High voltage cycle durability by applying the SnO2-based supports has also been verified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions
EditorsD. J. Jones, F. Buechi, K. E. Swider-Lyons, P. N. Pintauro, H. Uchida, T. J. Schmidt, B. S. Pivovar, H. A. Gasteiger, A. Z. Weber, P. A. Shirvanian, J. M. Fenton, T. F. Fuller, K. Shinohara, K. A. Perry, P. Strasser, C. Coutanceau, S. Mitsushima, R. A. Mantz, S. Narayan, V. Ramani, K. E. Ayers, Y.-T. Kim, H. Xu
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781607688259
ISBN (Print)9781623324773
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventSymposium on Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 17, PEFC 2017 - 232nd ECS Meeting - National Harbor, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2017Oct 5 2017

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-6737
ISSN (Electronic)1938-5862


OtherSymposium on Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 17, PEFC 2017 - 232nd ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNational Harbor

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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