Fuel Cell Catalysts Based on Carbon Nanomaterials

Junji Nakamura, Takahiro Kondo

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Fuel cell catalyst studies using nanocarbons such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) or graphene are reviewed. Significant support effects have been reported for Pt or PtRu electrocatalysts supported by CNTs or graphene. The modification in the electronic structures of Pt or PtRu particles are ascribed to the interface interaction between π-conjugated systems of carbon and d states of Pt or PtRu based on surface science studies. Non-Pt cathode catalysts using nitrogen-doped carbon are then reviewed. The active sites of nitrogen-doped carbons are discussed using recently reported surface science data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCarbon Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Systems
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Materials Synthesis and Device Applications
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781118980989
ISBN (Print)9781118580783
Publication statusPublished - Oct 3 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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