Dissolution of oxygen reduction electrocatalysts in acidic environment

Platinum (Pt) alloy nanoparticles are used as catalysts in electrochemical cells to reduce oxygen to water and to oxidize hydrogen; the overall reaction converts chemical energy into electrical energy. These nanocatalysts are deposited on a carbon substrate and their catalytic function takes place i...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Gu, Zhihui
Other Authors: Balbuena, Perla B
Format: Others
Published: 2010
Online Access:http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2458