Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

A comprehensive review of Pt electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction: nanostructure, activity, mechanism and carbon support in PEM fuel cells

Sui, Sheng; Wang, Xiaoying; Zhou, Xintong; Su, Yuehong; Riffat, Saffa; Liu, Chang-jun

Authors

Sheng Sui

Xiaoying Wang

Xintong Zhou

YUEHONG SU yuehong.su@nottingham.ac.uk
Associate Professor

SAFFA RIFFAT saffa.riffat@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems

Chang-jun Liu



Abstract

The sluggish rate of the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells has been a major challenge. Significantly increasing efforts have been made worldwide towards a highly active ORR catalyst with high durability. Among all the catalysts exploited, Pt electrocatalysts are still the best in terms of a comprehensive evaluation. The investigation of Pt-based ORR catalysts is necessary for a practical ORR catalyst with low Pt content. This paper reviews recent progress in the studies of the mechanism, nanostructure, size effect and carbon supports of Pt electrocatalysts for the ORR. The importance of the size and structure control of Pt ORR catalysts, related with carbon support materials, is indicated. The potential methods for such control are discussed. The progress in theoretical studies and in situ catalyst characterization are also discussed. Finally, challenges and future developments are addressed.

Citation

Sui, S., Wang, X., Zhou, X., Su, Y., Riffat, S., & Liu, C. (2017). A comprehensive review of Pt electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction: nanostructure, activity, mechanism and carbon support in PEM fuel cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5(5), https://doi.org/10.1039/c6ta08580f

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 5, 2016
Online Publication Date Dec 5, 2016
Publication Date Mar 1, 2017
Deposit Date Mar 1, 2017
Publicly Available Date Mar 1, 2017
Journal Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Print ISSN 2050-7488
Electronic ISSN 2050-7496
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 5
DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/c6ta08580f
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/40957
Publisher URL http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/TA/C6TA08580F#!divAbstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

Files


Journal of Materials Chemistry A(C6TA08580F - corrected proofs -final).pdf (1.4 Mb)
PDF

Copyright Statement
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf





You might also like



Downloadable Citations