Kyushu team reports breakthrough PEMFC nanocatalyst method

Naotoshi Nakashima

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Abstract

Researchers at Kyushu University in Japan have developed a new method for creating highly efficient gold nanoparticle catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. The team showed how wrapping a graphene support in a specially prepared polymer provides an ideal foundation for making uniform, highly active Au nanoparticle catalysts. The oxygen reduction reaction at a fuel cell cathode limits the rate at which electricity can be produced. By wrapping the support in the polybenzimidazole polymer, the researchers successfully developed with Pt, creating a much better support environment for the Au nanoparticles. The catalysts had the lowest over-potential yet reported for this type of reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages10-11
Number of pages2
Volume2016
No.4
Specialist publicationFuel Cells Bulletin
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

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Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
Nanoparticles
Catalysts
Polymers
Catalyst supports
Graphene
Fuel cells
Cathodes
Electricity
Gold
Oxygen
Catalyst
Fuel cell

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Strategy and Management

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Kyushu team reports breakthrough PEMFC nanocatalyst method. / Nakashima, Naotoshi.

In: Fuel Cells Bulletin, Vol. 2016, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 10-11.

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Nakashima, Naotoshi. / Kyushu team reports breakthrough PEMFC nanocatalyst method. In: Fuel Cells Bulletin. 2016 ; Vol. 2016, No. 4. pp. 10-11.
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