Development of MEAs with Pt/mesoporous carbon as a cathode catalyst

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With the aim of developing durable electrocatalysts for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, we have been working on Mesoporous Carbon (MC), composed by a nano-channel structure with the diameter of ca.10 nm. Based on the increased stability of metal particles on the curved surface comparing to the flat surface, Pt particles are encapsulated into the pores of MC and used as an electrocatalyst (Pt/MC). In this study, membrane-electrodeassemblies were developed with Pt/MC as a cathode catalyst. Their durability on the current-voltage response was evaluated using the potential cycle test at the potential range where the dissolution and re-precipitation of Pt particles occurs. As a result, increased durability has been demonstrated most likely because of reducing Pt mobility on the carbon support. Successful Nafion® introduction into nano-cahnnels of MC comes to a key factor to further increase both performance and durability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 14
EditorsK. Shinohara, S. R. Narayanan, K. Swider-Lyons, A. Weber, C. Coutanceau, R. Mantz, H. A. Gasteiger, D. Jones, M. Edmundson, S. Mitsushima, V. Ramani, Y. Meas, T. Fuller, H. Uchida, F. N. Buchi, K. A. Perry, T. J. Schmidt, J. M. Fenton, P. Strasser
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781607685395
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event14th Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium, PEFC 2014 - 226th ECS Meeting - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Oct 5 2014Oct 9 2014

Publication series

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


Other14th Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium, PEFC 2014 - 226th ECS Meeting

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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