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Recent progress in nanostructured electrocatalysts for PEMfuel cells

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Abstract

Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells are attracting much attention as promising clean power sources and an alternative to conventional internal combustion engines, secondary batteries, and other power sources. Much effort from government laboratories, industry, and academia has been devoted to developing PEM fuel cells, and great advances have been achieved. Although prototype cars powered by fuel cells have been delivered, successful commercialization requires fuel cell electrocatalysts, which are crucial components at the heart of fuel cells, meet exacting performance targets. In this review, we present a brief overview of the recent progress in fuel cell electrocatalysts, which involves catalyst supports, Pt and Pt-based electrocatalysts, and non-Pt electrocatalysts.

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Submitted
19 Nov 2012
Accepted
11 Jan 2013
First published
11 Jan 2013

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013,1, 4631-4641
Article type
Feature Article

Recent progress in nanostructured electrocatalysts for PEM fuel cells

S. Zhang, Y. Shao, G. Yin and Y. Lin, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 4631
DOI: 10.1039/C3TA01161E

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