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Zr-based AB(2)-type hydrogen storage alloys as dual catalysts of gas-diffusion electrodes in an alkaline fuel cell
KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemical Engineering and Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6212-4194
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2004 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1520-6106, E-ISSN 1520-5207, Vol. 108, no 26, 8756-8758 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Zr-based AB(2)-type hydrogen storage alloys as dual catalysts for hydrogen adsorption and oxidation reactions in alkaline fuel cells were investigated. A hydrogen-diffusion electrode composed of this hydride alloy was constructed, and its performance in terms of catalytic activities and durability was evaluated. Results demonstrated that the hydrogen-diffusion electrode had not only good activity but also excellent stability at a current density of 40-60 mA/cm(2) after surface treatments using a 1.0 M HF solution. XPS analyses showed that the improvement in catalytic activity is related to the formation of a nickel-rich layer and the removal of other oxides on the catalyst surface. The novel possible application of Zr-based hydride alloys could lead to an attempt to exploit new catalysts to lower material cost for hydrogen fuel cells.

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2004. Vol. 108, no 26, 8756-8758 p.
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amorphous ni-zr, activation, hydrides, anodes, needs
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-23540DOI: 10.1021/jp0486548ISI: 000222279100002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-3142764813OAI: diva2:342238
QC 20100525 QC 20111101Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10 Last updated: 2011-11-01Bibliographically approved

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