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Enhancement in electro-oxidation of methanol over PtRu black catalyst through strong interaction with iron oxide nanocluster.
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PMID:  20504037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
One of the major issues in direct methanol fuel cell research is to develop a new catalyst for methanol electro-oxidation reaction (MOR) with high activity and low cost. In this study, a new, simple, and economic way was introduced to improve the catalytic activity of commercial PtRu black catalyst for the MOR. A nanocomposite electrode was fabricated by mixing the PtRu catalyst with Fe(2)O(3) nanoclusters. When 10 wt % of the PtRu catalyst was replaced by the Fe(2)O(3) nanoclusters, mass activity (A/g(Pt)) increased by 80% compared to that of the pure PtRu catalyst. Specific activity of the mixed catalyst was 100% higher than that of the pure PtRu catalyst. The nanocomposite catalysts were also applied to single cells. Although the amount of the PtRu catalyst was reduced by 10 wt %, 10% higher potential was observed in the nanocomposite catalysts at a current density of 100 mA/cm(2).
Min Ku Jeon; Ki Rak Lee; Seong Ihl Woo
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1520-5827     ISO Abbreviation:  Langmuir     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9882736     Medline TA:  Langmuir     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16529-33     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (BK21 Graduate Program) & Center for Ultramicrochemical Process Systems, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea.
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