Reduced Graphene Oxide and Its Modifications as Catalyst Supports and Catalyst Layer Modifiers for PEMFC
AbstractReduced graphene oxide (RGO) and RGO modified by ozone (RGO-O) and fluorine (RGO-F) were synthesized. Pt nanoparticles were deposited on these materials and also on Vulcan XC-72 using the polyol method. The structural and electrochemical properties of the obtained catalysts were investigated in a model glass three-electrode electrochemical cell and in a laboratory PEM fuel cell. Among the RGO-based catalysts, the highest electrochemically active surface area (EASA) was obtained for the oxidized RGO supported catalyst. The EASA of the fluorine-modified RGO-supported catalyst was half as big. In the PEM fuel cell the performance of RGO-based catalysts did not exceed the activity of Vulcan XC-72-based catalysts. However, the addition of an RGO-O-based catalyst to Vulcan XC-72-based catalyst (in contrast to the RGO-F-based catalyst) allowed us to increase the catalyst layer activity and PEM fuel cell performance. Possible reasons for such an effect are discussed. View Full-Text
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Grigoriev, S.A.; Fateev, V.N.; Pushkarev, A.S.; Pushkareva, I.V.; Ivanova, N.A.; Kalinichenko, V.N.; Yu. Presnyakov, M.; Wei, X. Reduced Graphene Oxide and Its Modifications as Catalyst Supports and Catalyst Layer Modifiers for PEMFC. Materials 2018, 11, 1405.
Grigoriev SA, Fateev VN, Pushkarev AS, Pushkareva IV, Ivanova NA, Kalinichenko VN, Yu. Presnyakov M, Wei X. Reduced Graphene Oxide and Its Modifications as Catalyst Supports and Catalyst Layer Modifiers for PEMFC. Materials. 2018; 11(8):1405.Chicago/Turabian Style
Grigoriev, Sergey A.; Fateev, Vladimir N.; Pushkarev, Artem S.; Pushkareva, Irina V.; Ivanova, Natalia A.; Kalinichenko, Valery N.; Yu. Presnyakov, Mikhail; Wei, Xing. 2018. "Reduced Graphene Oxide and Its Modifications as Catalyst Supports and Catalyst Layer Modifiers for PEMFC." Materials 11, no. 8: 1405.
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