Ghosh, Srabanti and Bera, Susmita and Karmakar, Naomi and Basu, Rajendra Nath (2018) Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity of Branched Pd Nanostructures Decorated Conducting Polymer Nanofibers for Alkaline Fuel Cells. Materials Today-Proceedings, 5 (3, 3). pp. 9733-9742. ISSN 2214-7853

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Conducting polymer nanostructures having anisotropic morphology and rich redox properties, employed as support for palladium metal catalysts for electrooxidation of ethanol. Polypyrrole nanofibers have been first synthesized using soft oxidative templates and consequently, a unique Pd-branched structure was nucleated on the polymer surface by photo-reduction method. Polymer supported electrocatalysts demonstrated excellent ethanol oxidation activity (EOR) compared to commercial carbon supported catalysts Pd/Cin terms of current density. This work demonstrates a new and facile approach for the synthesis of electrocatalysts with both the enhanced activity and durability for fuel cell applications. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials (IC-FNM), Howrah, INDIA, SEP 28-29, 2016
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Fuel Cell and Battery
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 07:47
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 07:47

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