T. H. thanks the National Creative Research Initiative Program of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology for financial support. Y.-E. S. acknowledges the support of the KOSEF through the Research Center for Energy Conversion and Storage. Supporting information for this article is available online or from the author.
Simple Solid-Phase Synthesis of Hollow Graphitic Nanoparticles and their Application to Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Electrodes†
Article first published online: 20 NOV 2003
Copyright © 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 15, Issue 22, pages 1922–1925, November, 2003
How to Cite
Han, S., Yun, Y., Park, K.-W., Sung, Y.-E. and Hyeon, T. (2003), Simple Solid-Phase Synthesis of Hollow Graphitic Nanoparticles and their Application to Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Electrodes. Adv. Mater., 15: 1922–1925. doi: 10.1002/adma.200305697
- Issue published online: 20 NOV 2003
- Article first published online: 20 NOV 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 SEP 2003
- Manuscript Received: 15 JUL 2003
- Fuel cells, direct methanol;
- Nanoparticles, hollow
Hollow graphitic nanoparticles (see Figure) have been synthesized by the simple heat treatment of a mixture containing a polymeric carbon precursor and a transition metal salt, followed by oxidation. When these particles are used as a catalyst support for a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) electrode, the current density and maximum power density of the catalyst supported on these particles is higher than those of a commercial catalyst.