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Title: Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells and Redox Flow Batteries: A Selected Review

PEM fuel cells and redox flow batteries are two very similar technologies which share common component materials and device design. Electrocatalysts are the key components in these two devices. In this Review, we discuss recent progress of electrocatalytic materials for these two technologies with a focus on our research activities at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in the past years. This includes (1) nondestructive functionalization of graphitic carbon as Pt support to improve its electrocatalytic performance, (2) triple-junction of metal–carbon–metal oxides to promote Pt performance, (3) nitrogen-doped carbon and metal-doped carbon (i.e., metal oxides) to improve redox reactions in flow batteries. A perspective on future research and the synergy between the two technologies are also discussed.
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Journal ID: ISSN 2155-5435; HT0100000
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: ACS Catalysis; Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 12
American Chemical Society
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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United States