Nanotemplated platinum fuel cell catalysts and copper-tin lithium battery anode materials for microenergy devices

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Rohan, James F.
Hasan, Maksudul
Holubowitch, Nicolas E.
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Nanotemplated materials have significant potential for applications in energy conversion and storage devices due to their unique physical properties. Nanostructured materials provide additional electrode surface area beneficial for energy conversion or storage applications with short path lengths for electronic and ionic transport and thus the possibility of higher reaction rates. We report on the use of controlled growth of metal and alloy electrodeposited templated nanostructures for energy applications. Anodic aluminium oxide templates fabricated on Si for energy materials integration with electronic devices and their use for fuel cell and battery materials deposition is discussed. Nanostructured Pt anode catalysts for methanol fuel cells are shown. Templated CuSn alloy anodes that possess high capacity retention with cycling for lithium microbattery integration are also presented.
Electrodeposition , Nanotemplate , Fuel cell anode catalysts , Battery anodes
Rohan, J. F.,Hasan, M.,Holubowitch, N. (2011) 'Nanotemplated platinum fuel cell catalysts and copper-tin lithium battery anode materials for microenergy devices'. ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 56 (26):9537-9541.
© 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Electrochimica Acta . 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 Electrochimica Acta, [Volume 56, Issue 26, 1 November 2011, Pages 9537–9541] DOI: