Pt-decorated TiO2 electrocatalysts for PEFCs

Masahiro Iwami, Dai Horiguchi, Zhiyun Noda, Akari Hayashi, Kazunari Sasaki

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For polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) electrocatalysts, carbon corrosion is one of the important technological issues to be solved. TiO2 is a possible alternative support material. In this study, vaporgrown carbon fiber (VGCF-H) conductive fillers are applied as the built-in electron-conductive backbone, on which Nb-doped TiO2 is coated and Pt nanoparticles are then impregnated. FESEM images of Pt/Ti0.95Nb0.05O2/VGCF-H reveal selective impregnation of Pt nanoparticles on the TiO2 grains rather than the VGCF-H conductive fillers. This conductive-filler-integrated electrocatalyst exhibits relatively higher electrochemical surface area (ECSA) and oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity, compared to the electrocatalysts without conductive fillers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 15, PEFC 15
EditorsH. A. Gasteiger, A. Z. Weber, V. K. Ramani, T. F. Fuller, R. A. Mantz, H. Uchida, F. N. Buchi, M. Edmundson, C. Coutanceau, J. M. Fenton, S. Mitsushima, T. J. Schmidt, K. Shinohara, K. Swider-Lyons, D. J. Jones, B. S. Pivovar, K. E. Ayers, K. A. Perry, S. R. Narayanan, P. Strasser
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781607685395
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventSymposium on Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 15, PEFC 2015 - 228th ECS Meeting - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2015Oct 15 2015

Publication series

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


OtherSymposium on Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 15, PEFC 2015 - 228th ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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