Nanostructured precious metal catalysts for PEM fuel cells and hydrogen generators

Pertti Kauranen*, Eini Puhakka, Mikael Bergelin, Jari Keskinen, Unto Tapper, Jan Erik Eriksson, Matti Valkiainen, Terttu Peltonen, Rolf Rosenberg, Matti Reinikainen, Robert Roozeman

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Fuel cells and hydrogen generators are important electrochemical energy conversion devices for future energy technology. Fuel cells convert pure hydrogen or other hydrogen rich fuel into DC electricity. In a hydrogen generator, the reaction is reversed and water is electrochemically split into hydrogen and oxygen. During the last decade, polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) based components have played a key role in both fuel cell and hydrogen generator development. The major conversion loss in a PEM fuel cell takes place on the oxygen reduction cathode and in a PEM hydrogen generator on the oxygen evolution anode. Molecular modeling has been combined with experimental work in order to optimize nanostructured catalysts for both types of electrodes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Material Research at VTT
EditorsAnne-Christine Ritschkoff, Jari Koskinen, Mika Paajanen
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9513863115, 9789513863111
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventApplied Material Research at VTT - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 8 Jun 20068 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameVTT Symposium
ISSN (Print)0357-9387


ConferenceApplied Material Research at VTT


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