Nanomaterials-supported Pt catalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cells
Article first published online: 12 SEP 2012
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment
Volume 2, Issue 1, pages 31–51, January/February 2013
How to Cite
Saha, M. S., Neburchilov, V., Ghosh, D. and Zhang, J. (2013), Nanomaterials-supported Pt catalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cells. WIREs Energy Environ., 2: 31–51. doi: 10.1002/wene.47
- Issue published online: 14 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 12 SEP 2012
- National Research Council of Canada Institute
This paper reviews over 100 articles related to the development of nanotubes, nanofibers, and nanowires as catalyst supports for proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Several different novel methods for support and catalyst synthesis are discussed in detail. The fabrication processes for these nanomaterial-supported platinum (Pt) catalysts, catalyst layers, and membrane electrode assemblies are also reviewed. On the basis of the literature review, several research directions for catalyst cost reduction, catalytic activity, and durability enhancement are proposed in this paper.