Noble Metal Electrocatalysts for Anode and Cathode in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

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The chapter begins with a brief introduction of the importance and role of electrocatalysts in fuel cells. The following sections discuss the current state-of-the-art for noble metal electrocatalysts in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) along with an examination of recent developments in various noble metal (Pt, Pd, Au, Ag, Ir, Ru) electrocatalysts used in anode and cathode of a PEFC. Various 0D, 1D, 2D, and 3D nanostructured morphologies of electrocatalysts are scrutinized. Different factors responsible for influencing and manipulating the electrocatalytic response and the stability of electrocatalysts are also discussed. The need and scope for recycling of precious metal electrocatalysts are examined and finally expected future trends are deliberated.

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Noble Metal Electrocatalysts for Anode and Cathode in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
Book Title
Nanostructured Materials for Next-Generation Energy Storage and Conversion
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-56364-9
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-56364-9_6
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  • Fan Li Send Email (1)
  • Sajid Bashir Send Email (2)
  • Jingbo Louise Liu Send Email (3)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • 1 Beijing Key Laboratory for Catalysis and Separation, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China
  • 2 Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, USA
  • 3 Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, USA
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  • Surbhi Sharma Send Email (4)
  • Carolina Musse Branco Send Email (4)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 4 School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
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