Special Issue "Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cells"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2015)
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Dr. Minhua Shao
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Interests: Electrocatalysis; oxygen reduction reaction; carbon dioxide reduction; lithium ion batteries; lithium air batteries; fuel cells; DFT calculations
Fuel cells are expected to come into widespread commercial use in the areas of transportation, stationary and portable power generation, and thus will help solve the global problems of energy supply and clean environment. Despite their great promise, commercialization has been hindered by lower than predicted efficiencies and the high cost of electrocatalysts in the electrodes. The sluggish kinetics of oxygen reduction reaction is one of the main reasons for the high overpotential in a hydrogen proton exchange membrane fuel cell. In other types of low temperature fuel cells, for instance direct alcohol fuel cells, the slow fuel oxidation reactions is another major contribution to their low performance. Thus, the development of more active catalysts for both anodic and cathodic reactions is essential for the wide adoption of fuel cells. Recent intensive research efforts have led to the development of less expensive and more abundant electrocatalysts for fuel cells. This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and trends in designing, synthesizing, characterizing and evaluating advanced electrocatalysts for both anode and cathode, and theoretical understanding in fuel cell reactions.
Dr. Minhua Shao
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- proton exchange membrane fuel cell
- direct alcohol fuel cell
- alkaline fuel cell
- pt alloys
- non-precious metal
- metal oxide
- methanol oxidation
- ethanol oxidation
- density functional theory