Carbon-supported shape-controlled Pt nanoparticle electrocatalysts for direct alcohol fuel cells

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Carbon-supported shape-controlled Pt nanoparticle electrocatalysts for direct alcohol fuel cells. / Costa Figueiredo, Marta; Solla-Gullón, J.; Vidal-Iglesias, F.J.; Nisula, M.; Feliu, J.M.; Kallio, Tanja.

In: Electrochemistry Communications, Vol. 55, 06.2015, p. 47-50.

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Costa Figueiredo, Marta ; Solla-Gullón, J. ; Vidal-Iglesias, F.J. ; Nisula, M. ; Feliu, J.M. ; Kallio, Tanja. / Carbon-supported shape-controlled Pt nanoparticle electrocatalysts for direct alcohol fuel cells. In: Electrochemistry Communications. 2015 ; Vol. 55. pp. 47-50.

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title = "Carbon-supported shape-controlled Pt nanoparticle electrocatalysts for direct alcohol fuel cells",
abstract = "The demand for power sources alternative to fossil fuels makes urgent the development of new and more efficient electrocatalysts for fuel cells applications and the maximization of the performances of the existent ones. This work reports, for the first time, the use of carbon-supported shape-controlled Pt nanoparticles as anode catalysts in direct ethanol fuel cells. By using cubic Pt nanoparticles, on which (100) surface sites are predominant, the performance of the fuel cell can be increased from 14 to 28 mW per mg of Pt when compared with cuboctahedral nanoparticles. Moreover, the open circuit potential shifts about 50 mV toward more positive potentials. In comparison with commercially available Pt catalysts, the performance for the (100) preferentially oriented nanoparticles is about 3 times higher.",
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