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|Title:||Preparation and characterization of platinum-based electrocatalysts on multiwalled carbon nanotubes for proton exchange membrane fuel cells|
|Source:||Liu, Z., Lin, X., Lee, J.Y., Zhang, W., Han, M., Gan, L.M. (2002-05-14). Preparation and characterization of platinum-based electrocatalysts on multiwalled carbon nanotubes for proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Langmuir 18 (10) : 4054-4060. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/la0116903|
|Abstract:||A higher yield of functionalized carbon nanotubes (CNTs) was obtained by treatment of CNTs in HNO3 or H2SO4-K2Cr2O7. The deposition of platinum nanoparticles and nanoclusters on these functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes by electroless plating was facilitated by a two-step sensitization-activation pretreatment. The deposition was sensitive to the aging time of the sensitizing solution and the pH of the plating solution. The resulting electrocatalysts were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and cyclic voltammetry. XPS analysis showed that the Pt/CNT electrocatalysts contained 67.3% of Pt(0) and 32.7% of Pt(IV). Test runs on a single stack polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell showed that these electrocatalysts are very promising for fuel cell applications.|
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