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Catalysts 2015, 5(3), 1445-1464; doi:10.3390/catal5031445

Advances in Ceramic Supports for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, 5290002, Israel
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Academic Editor: Minhua Shao
Received: 29 June 2015 / Revised: 2 August 2015 / Accepted: 6 August 2015 / Published: 17 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cells)
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Abstract

Durability of catalyst supports is a technical barrier for both stationary and transportation applications of polymer-electrolyte-membrane fuel cells. New classes of non-carbon-based materials were developed in order to overcome the current limitations of the state-of-the-art carbon supports. Some of these materials are designed and tested to exceed the US DOE lifetime goals of 5000 or 40,000 hrs for transportation and stationary applications, respectively. In addition to their increased durability, the interactions between some new support materials and metal catalysts such as Pt result in increased catalyst activity. In this review, we will cover the latest studies conducted with ceramic supports based on carbides, oxides, nitrides, borides, and some composite materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: fuel cells; ceramic support; durability; corrosion resistance fuel cells; ceramic support; durability; corrosion resistance
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Lori, O.; Elbaz , L. Advances in Ceramic Supports for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells. Catalysts 2015, 5, 1445-1464.

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