Electrochemistry in nano-space of structurally controlled carbon materials

A. Hayashi, I. Yagi, K. Kimijima, K. Sasaki

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For the purpose of studying electrochemical reactions in nanospace of structurally controlled carbon, electrochemistry inside the hydrophobic 8 nm pores with platinum deposited mesoporous carbon (Pt/MC) was investigated, and reaction selectivity within carbon nano-space was demonstrated. Distinctive activities toward hydrogen evolution/oxidation and oxygen evolution reactions were observed, comparing to reactions in larger pores (>30 nm). Only small amount of water is expected to exist within such small nano-space even though a proton pass is effectively maintained. Consequently, selectivity in reactions, such as activation of proton-related reactions and suppression of water-related reactions, is achieved by Pt/MC electrocalatysts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrochemistry at Nanoscale Dimensions 2
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventElectrochemistry at Nanoscale Dimensions 2 - 220th ECS Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2011Oct 14 2011

Publication series

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


OtherElectrochemistry at Nanoscale Dimensions 2 - 220th ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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