Nanostructuring of PEFC electrode catalysts using carbon nanofibers

K. Sasaki, K. Shinya, S. Tanaka, A. Furukawa, K. Ando, T. Kuroki, H. Kusaba, Y. Teraoka

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Electrode catalysts of polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) are developed using carbon nanofibers acting as catalyst supports or electrode fillers. In-situ colloidal impregnation enables to prepare highly-dispersed Pt electrode catalysts of a few nm in diameter on carbon black and carbon nanofibers including nanotubes. The addition of carbon fibers, forming continuous networks for electronic transport and forming open pore channels for gas transport, improves I-V characteristics of PEFCs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProton Conducting Membrane Fuel Cells IV - Proceedings of the International Symposium
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event206th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society Fall 2004 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2006Oct 8 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - Electrochemical Society
VolumePV 2004-21


Other206th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society Fall 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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