Nanostructured precious metal catalysts for PEM fuel cells and hydrogen generators

Kauranen Pertti, Puhakka Eini, Mikael Bergelin, Keskinen Jari, Tapper Unto, Jan-Erik Eriksson, Valkiainen Matti, Peltonen Terttu, Rosenberg Rolf, Reinikainen Matti, Roozeman Robert

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    Fuel cells and hydrogen generators are important electrochem. energy conversion devices for future energy technol.  Fuel cells convert pure hydrogen or other hydrogen rich fuel into DC electricity.  In a hydrogen generator, the reaction is reversed and water is electrochem. split into hydrogen and oxygen.  During the last decade, polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) based components have played a key role in both fuel cell and hydrogen generator development.  The major conversion loss in a PEM fuel cell takes place on the oxygen redn. cathode and in a PEM hydrogen generator on the oxygen evolution anode.  Mol. modeling has been combined with exptl. work in order to optimize nanostructured catalysts for both types of electrodes.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationApplied Material Research at VTT
    EditorsValtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-6311-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeB2 Part of a book or another research book

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