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Catalysis by UPD metals



  1. C. Sánchez,
  2. E. Leiva

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470974001.f201005

Handbook of Fuel Cells

Handbook of Fuel Cells

How to Cite

Sánchez, C. and Leiva, E. 2010. Catalysis by UPD metals. Handbook of Fuel Cells. .

Author Information

  1. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Unidad de Matemática y Física, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, INFIQC, Argentina

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010


In this Chapter, an overview of the basic aspects of some prototypical fuel cell reactions is given, and the catalytic effects of adatoms and alloys are briefly discussed, in order to provide a framework for the theoretical discussion in Theoretical Aspects of Some Prototypical Fuel Cell Reactions.


  • electrocatalysis;
  • bifunctional catalysts;
  • underpotential deposited layers