|Title||Electrochemical characteristics of Pt-WO3/C and Pt-TiO2/C electrocatalysts in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Authors||Joongpyo Shim, Chang-Rae Lee, Hong-Ki Lee, Ju-Seong Lee, Elton J Cairns|
|Journal||Journal of Power Sources|
|Keywords||electrocatalyst, polymer electrolyte fuel cell, titanium oxide, tungsten oxide|
The electrochemical characteristics and the catalytic activity of Pt–tungsten oxide and Pt–titanium oxide catalysts in polymer electrolyte fuel cell were investigated by cyclic voltammetry and in fuel cells. Fuel cell performances for those catalysts at 80°C with humidified hydrogen and oxygen increased with increasing added oxide content in the catalysts up to a certain content. Adsorption characteristics for hydrogen and oxygen on the surface of platinum were greatly influenced by added oxide content in the catalysts. It was also obtained that the electrochemically active surface area of these catalysts was influenced by their oxide content.