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Title: Nanoscale Alloying in Electrocatalysts

Abstract

In electrochemical energy conversion and storage, existing catalysts often contain a high percentage of noble metals such as Pt and Pd. In order to develop low-cost electrocatalysts, one of the effective strategies involves alloying noble metals with other transition metals. This strategy promises not only significant reduction of noble metals but also the tunability for enhanced catalytic activity and stability in comparison with conventional catalysts. In this report, some of the recent approaches to developing alloy catalysts for electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells will be highlighted. Furthermore, selected examples will be also discussed to highlight insights into the structural and electrocatalytic properties of nanoalloy catalysts, which have implications for the design of low-cost, active, and durable catalysts for electrochemical energy production and conversion reactions.

Authors:
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  1. State Univ. of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY (United States)
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State Univ. of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1441168
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0006877
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Catalysts
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2073-4344
Publisher:
MDPI
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; nanoalloys; electrocatalysts; oxygen reduction reaction; phase structure; alloying degree; electrocatalytic activity

Citation Formats

Shan, Shiyao, Wu, Jinfang, Kang, Ning, Cronk, Hannah, Zhao, Yinguang, Zhao, Wei, Skeete, Zakiya, Joseph, Pharrah, Trimm, Bryan, Luo, Jin, and Zhong, Chuan -Jian. Nanoscale Alloying in Electrocatalysts. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.3390/catal5031465.
Shan, Shiyao, Wu, Jinfang, Kang, Ning, Cronk, Hannah, Zhao, Yinguang, Zhao, Wei, Skeete, Zakiya, Joseph, Pharrah, Trimm, Bryan, Luo, Jin, & Zhong, Chuan -Jian. Nanoscale Alloying in Electrocatalysts. United States. doi:10.3390/catal5031465.
Shan, Shiyao, Wu, Jinfang, Kang, Ning, Cronk, Hannah, Zhao, Yinguang, Zhao, Wei, Skeete, Zakiya, Joseph, Pharrah, Trimm, Bryan, Luo, Jin, and Zhong, Chuan -Jian. Wed . "Nanoscale Alloying in Electrocatalysts". United States. doi:10.3390/catal5031465. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1441168.
@article{osti_1441168,
title = {Nanoscale Alloying in Electrocatalysts},
author = {Shan, Shiyao and Wu, Jinfang and Kang, Ning and Cronk, Hannah and Zhao, Yinguang and Zhao, Wei and Skeete, Zakiya and Joseph, Pharrah and Trimm, Bryan and Luo, Jin and Zhong, Chuan -Jian},
abstractNote = {In electrochemical energy conversion and storage, existing catalysts often contain a high percentage of noble metals such as Pt and Pd. In order to develop low-cost electrocatalysts, one of the effective strategies involves alloying noble metals with other transition metals. This strategy promises not only significant reduction of noble metals but also the tunability for enhanced catalytic activity and stability in comparison with conventional catalysts. In this report, some of the recent approaches to developing alloy catalysts for electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells will be highlighted. Furthermore, selected examples will be also discussed to highlight insights into the structural and electrocatalytic properties of nanoalloy catalysts, which have implications for the design of low-cost, active, and durable catalysts for electrochemical energy production and conversion reactions.},
doi = {10.3390/catal5031465},
journal = {Catalysts},
number = 3,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {8}
}

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