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Three-dimensional catalyst electrodes based on PtPd nanodendrites for oxygen reduction reaction in PEFC applications

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Three-dimensional catalyst electrodes based on PtPd nanodendrites for oxygen reduction reaction in PEFC applications
Abstract

•Direct catalyst electrodes from PtPd nanodendrites for PEFC applications.•In-situ growing PtPd nanodendrites on 16 cm2 GDL carbon paper surface.•Direct evidences for crystal growth mechanisms of PtPd nanodendrites.•Pd affects both morphology and distribution of PtPd nanostructures on GDL surface.•Thin catalyst layer with PtPd nanodendrites reduces mass transfer losses.

PtPd bimetallic nanodendrites (NDs), with enhanced activities from PtPd over element Pt and unique anisotropic morphology, show potential as catalysts in fuel cell applications. However, the research has been limited to pure materials, and constructing a practical fuel cell catalyst electrode from PtPd NDs still remains as a challenge. In this paper, we demonstrated, for the first time, catalyst electrodes from PtPd NDs for polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) applications. PtPd NDs are in-situ grown on large-area carbon paper gas diffusion layers (GDLs) and directly employed as cathodes in H2/air PEFCs. The thin catalyst layer with PtPd nanodendrites significantly reduces mass transfer resistance and a higher power performance is achieved than those based on pure Pt nanowires and Pt/C nanoparticle electrocatalysts. The crystal growth mechanisms of this advanced nanostructure on large-area support are also detailed based on the time-dependent experiments and Pd content.

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Keywords
3D; Nanowire; Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR); Thin film catalyst; PEMFC
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental - Volume 187, 15 June 2016, Pages 108–114
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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