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Issue 9, 2010
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Carbon nanotube architectures as catalyst supports for proton exchange membrane fuel cells

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Abstract

Catalyst support materials exhibit great influence on the performance and durability of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. This minireview article summarises recent developments into carbon nanotube-based support materials for PEM fuel cells, including the membrane electrode assembly (MEA). The advantages of using CNTs to promote catalyst performance and stability, a perspective on research directions and strategies to improve fuel cell performance and durability are discussed. It is hoped that this minireview will act as a conduit for future developments in catalyst supports and MEA design for PEM fuel cells.

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The article was received on 03 Jun 2010, accepted on 07 Jul 2010 and first published on 10 Aug 2010


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00139B
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2010,3, 1286-1293
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    Carbon nanotube architectures as catalyst supports for proton exchange membrane fuel cells

    W. Zhang, P. Sherrell, A. I. Minett, J. M. Razal and J. Chen, Energy Environ. Sci., 2010, 3, 1286
    DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00139B

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