Electrocatalytic activity of iridium oxide nanoparticles coated on carbon for oxygen reduction as cathode catalyst in polymer electrolyte fuel cell

C. H. Chang, T. S. Yuen, Y. Nagao, H. Yugami

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Abstract

The iridium oxide nanoparticles supported on Vulcan XC-72 porous carbon were prepared for cathode catalyst in polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC). The catalyst has been characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and in PEFC tests. The iridium oxide nanoparticles, which were uniformly dispersed on carbon surface, were 2-3 nm in diameter. With respect to the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity was also studied by cyclic voltammetry (CV), revealing an onset potential of about 0.6 V vs. an Ag/AgCl electrode. The ORR catalytic activity of this catalyst was also tested in a hydrogen-oxygen single PEFC and a power density of 20 mW cm-2 has been achieved at the current density of 68.5 mA cm-2. This study concludes that carbon-supported iridium oxide nanoparticles have potential to be used as cathode catalyst in PEFC. Crown

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5938-5941
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Volume195
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 15

Keywords

  • Carbon-supported iridium oxide
  • Membrane electrode assembly
  • Oxygen reduction reaction
  • Polymer electrolyte fuel cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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