Oxide-core Pt-shell electrocatalysts for PEFCs: Photochemical preparation using SnO2 nanoparticles

M. Nagamine, Z. Noda, H. Manabe, J. Matsuda, A. Hayashi, K. Sasaki

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Abstract

Core-shell electrocatalyst, in which a Pt atomic layer covers a nano-size core of a different metal, is attractive in reducing Pt usage for PEFC cathode electrocatalyst. Whilst such core-shell electrocatalysts exhibit very high mass activity for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), their cost and durability still remain as a challenge. If inexpensive and thermochemically-stable conductive oxide could be applied to the core instead of a noble metal, cost reduction and durability improvement of such core-shell electrocatalysts may be expected. In this study, we try to develop oxide-core Pt-shell electrocatalysts by directly depositing Pt on SnO2 at an atomic level via a photochemical preparation procedure. SnO2 cores with a diameter down to ca. 3 nm could be prepared by comparing various preparation procedures of Sn02 and types of carbon-based materials acting as conductive fillers. Electrochemical activities of such oxide-core Pt-shell electrocatalysts are characterized and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions
EditorsD.J. Jones, H. Gasteiger, H. Uchida, T.J. Schmidt, F. Buechi, K.E. Swider-Lyons, B.S. Pivovar, P.N. Pintauro, V.K. Ramani, J.M. Fenton, P. Strasser, K.E. Ayers, A.Z. Weber, T.F. Fuller, R.A. Mantz, H. Xu, C. Coutanceau, S. Mitsushima, S. Narayan, P. Shirvanian, Y.-T. Kim, Y. Gochi-Ponce
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Pages531-540
Number of pages10
Edition13
ISBN (Print)9781510871731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventSymposium on Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers 18, PEFC and E 2018 - AiMES 2018, ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Sep 30 2018Oct 4 2018

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number13
Volume86
ISSN (Print)1938-6737
ISSN (Electronic)1938-5862

Other

OtherSymposium on Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers 18, PEFC and E 2018 - AiMES 2018, ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting
Country/TerritoryMexico
CityCancun
Period9/30/1810/4/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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