Chapter 3. Electrocatalyst Characterization and Activity Validation – Fundamentals and Methods

  1. Dr. Hansan Liu and
  2. Dr. Jiujun Zhang
  1. Loka Subramanyam Sarma1,
  2. Fadlilatul Taufany1 and
  3. Bing-Joe Hwang2

Published Online: 12 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527627707.ch3

Electrocatalysis of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells: From Fundamentals to Applications

Electrocatalysis of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells: From Fundamentals to Applications

How to Cite

Sarma, L. S., Taufany, F. and Hwang, B.-J. (2009) Electrocatalyst Characterization and Activity Validation – Fundamentals and Methods, in Electrocatalysis of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells: From Fundamentals to Applications (eds H. Liu and J. Zhang), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527627707.ch3

Editor Information

  1. National Research Council Canada, Institute for Fuell Cell Innovation, 4250 Westbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Nanoelectrochemistry Laboratory, Taipei 106, Taiwan

  2. 2

    National Taiwan University of Science, Department of Chemical Engineering, 43, Keelung Rd., Sec. 4, Taipei, Taiwan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323777

Online ISBN: 9783527627707

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Keywords:

  • fuel cells;
  • electrocatalysis;
  • DMFC;
  • characterization;
  • microscopy;
  • nanoparticles

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Direct Methanol Fuel Cells – Role of Electrocatalysts

  • Characterization Techniques for Anode and Cathode Catalysts

  • Evaluation of Electrocatalyst Activity, Electrochemical Active Surface Area, Catalyst – Adsorbate Interactions, and Activity Validation Techniques

  • Conclusions and Outlook

  • References