Aligned carbon nanotube-Pt composite fuel cell catalyst by template electrodeposition

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Nagle, Lorraine C.
Rohan, James F.
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Solution phase deposition of aligned arrays of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in a platinum (Pt) matrix cornposite is demonstrated. The catalyst material is electrodeposited in an oriented manner on the nanoscale using anodised aluminium oxide (AAO) templates. The catalyst performance of the composite for the oxidation of methanol is shown. The carbon monoxide (CO) tolerance is increased and the catalyst function is improved by minimising the influence of adsorbed CO on the kinetics of the methanol oxidation reaction.
Electrocatalyst , Composite , Template , Methanol , Fuel cell , Microfabricated , Anodic alumina films , Methanol oxidation , Electrocatalytic properties , Thin-film , Platinum , Nanoparticles , Electrooxidation , Fabrication , Deposition , Dispersion
NAGLE, L. C. & ROHAN, J. F. 2008. Aligned carbon nanotube–Pt composite fuel cell catalyst by template electrodeposition. Journal of Power Sources, 185, 411-418. doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2008.06.067
Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Power Sources. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Power Sources[Volume 185, Issue 1, 15 October 2008, Pages 411–418]