Core@shell nanoparticle electrocatalysts for fuel cell reactions

Jin Luo, Lingyan Wang, Derrick Mott, Peter N. Njoki, Yan Lin, Ting He, Zhichuan Xu, Bridgid Wanjala, Stephanie Lim, Chuan Jian Zhong

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Nanostructured catalysts have application in the area of fuel cells for advanced propulsion systems, non-polluting electric vehicles and portable devices. Currently, low activity, poor durability and high cost of the platinum-based anode and cathode catalysts in PEMFCs and DMFCs constitute some of the major barriers to commercialization of fuel cells. This presentation reports novel findings of an investigation of core@shell nanoparticles (Au@Pt, Pt@Au, Fe3O4@Au@Pt) and their electrocatalytic properties for methanol oxidation reaction and oxygen reduction reaction. The electrocatalytic activities depend on the size and composition of the core and the shell. Implications of the results to the design of the desired nanoscale catalysts will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 236th National Meeting and Exposition, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event236th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008 - Philadelpia, PA, United States
Duration: 2008 Aug 172008 Aug 21

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727


Other236th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelpia, PA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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