Pt-Co/C Cathode Catalyst Degradation in a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Investigated by an Infographic Approach Combining Three-Dimensional Spectroimaging and Unsupervised Learning

Yuanyuan Tan, Hirosuke Matsui, Nozomu Ishiguro, Tomoya Uruga, Duong Nguyen Nguyen, Oki Sekizawa, Tomohiro Sakata, Naoyuki Maejima, Kotaro Higashi, Hieu Chi Dam, Mizuki Tada

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Catalyst degradation at the cathode of a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) remains a critical issue for practical polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) operation, but such wet systems impede detailed visualization of degradation events in the cell during its operation. In this work, for the first time, operando spectroimaging (X-ray absorption near-edge structure-computed tomography) was used to produce clear three-dimensional (3D) images of the morphology, Pt and Co distributions, Co/Pt atomic ratio, and Pt valence state of a Pt-Co/C cathode catalyst in a PEFC MEA before and after performing a PEFC-accelerated degradation test. The infographic approach combining the operando spectroimaging and unsupervised learning of the 3D images revealed a catalyst degradation mechanism with different degradation behaviors for Pt and Co in the bimetallic catalyst and negligible migration of the Pt catalyst in local parts of the MEA.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)18844-18853
ページ数10
ジャーナルJournal of Physical Chemistry C
123
31
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 8 8
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • エネルギー(全般)
  • 物理化学および理論化学
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜

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