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Synthesis of metal alloy nanoparticles by cathodic corrosion and their use in electrochemical oxidation of small organic molecules

Bennett, Elizabeth (2017)
M.Sc. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

The proton exchange membrane fuel cell is a type of fuel cell that is commonly used for transport systems. These fuel cells are one of the most promising electrochemical devices for energy generation for use in automotive and portable devices. The materials to be discussed in this work were prepared as potential candidates for proton exchange membrane fuel cell application. In this thesis, binary and ternary platinum alloy nanoparticle were applied in different fuel cell reactions with the aim to investigate the effect on activity and stability of the catalyst.

Type of Work:M.Sc. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Rodriguez, Paramaconi
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Chemistry
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Publications arising from thesis:

A Synthetic Route for the Effective Preparation of Metal Alloy Nanoparticles and Their Use as Active Electrocatalysts
Elizabeth Bennett, Javier Monzó, Jo Humphrey, Daniela Plana, Marc Walker, Christopher McConville, David Fermin, Alex Yanson, and Paramaconi Rodriguez
ACS Catalysis 2016 6 (3), 1533-1539
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.5b02598

Subjects:QD Chemistry
TP Chemical technology
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:7213
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