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Nitrogen-doped carbon xerogel: A novel carbon-based electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells

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Abstract

A low-cost, novel carbon-based electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), nitrogen-doped carbon xerogel (N-CX) was synthesized via a sol–gel polymerization method followed by a pyrolysis process. The N-CX catalyst exhibited a high activity for ORR, and a good stability in acid media. A high performance with a maximum power density of 360 mW cm−2 was achieved on a single PEM fuel cell with N-CX as the cathode electrocatalyst.

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The article was received on 08 Apr 2011, accepted on 07 Jul 2011 and first published on 01 Aug 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01437D
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2011,4, 3389-3394
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    Nitrogen-doped carbon xerogel: A novel carbon-based electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells

    H. Jin, H. Zhang, H. Zhong and J. Zhang, Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 3389
    DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01437D

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