Imperial College London

Prof Milo Shaffer

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Materials Chemistry
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5825m.shaffer Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mr John Murrell +44 (0)20 7594 2845

 
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Location

 

M221Royal College of ScienceSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Mattevi:2016:10.1016/j.electacta.2016.11.008,
author = {Mattevi, C},
doi = {10.1016/j.electacta.2016.11.008},
journal = {Electrochimica Acta},
pages = {44--57},
title = {Graphitic carbon nitride as a catalyst support in fuel cells and electrolyzers},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2016.11.008},
volume = {222},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Electrochemical power sources, such as polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), require the use of precious metal catalysts which are deposited as nanoparticles onto supports in order to minimize their mass loading and therefore cost. State-of-the-art/commercial supports are based on forms of carbon black. However, carbon supports present disadvantages including corrosion in the operating fuel cell environment and loss of catalyst activity. Here we review recent work examining the potential of different varieties of graphitic carbon nitride (gCN) as catalyst supports, highlighting their likely benefits, as well as the challenges associated with their implementation. The performance of gCN and hybrid gCN-carbon materials as PEMFC electrodes is discussed, as well as their potential for use in alkaline systems and water electrolyzers. We illustrate the discussion with examples taken from our own recent studies.
AU - Mattevi,C
DO - 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.11.008
EP - 57
PY - 2016///
SN - 1873-3859
SP - 44
TI - Graphitic carbon nitride as a catalyst support in fuel cells and electrolyzers
T2 - Electrochimica Acta
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2016.11.008
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/42293
VL - 222
ER -