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Hydrogen oxidation reaction on thin platinum electrodes in the polymer electrolyte fuel cell

M. Wesselmark ; Björn Wickman (Institutionen för teknisk fysik, Kemisk fysik ; Kompetenscentrum katalys (KCK)) ; C. Lagergren ; Göran Lindbergh
Electrochemistry Communications (1388-2481). Vol. 12 (2010), 11, p. 1585-1588.
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A method for measuring the kinetics of the hydrogen oxidation reaction (HOR) in a fuel cell under enhanced mass transport conditions is presented. The measured limiting current density was roughly 1600 mA cm(Pt)(-2), corresponding to a rate constant of the forward reaction in the Tafel step of 0.14 mol m(-2) s(-1) at 80 degrees C and 90% RH. The exchange current density for the HOR was determined using the slope at low overvoltages and was found to be 770 mA cmp(Pt)(-2). The high values for the limiting and exchange current densities suggest that the Pt loading in the anode catalyst can be reduced further without imposing measurable voltage loss.

Nyckelord: Hydrogen oxidation reaction; Limiting current density; Exchange current density; PEMFC; Fuel cell; Thermal evaporation

Denna post skapades 2010-09-13. Senast ändrad 2015-07-02.
CPL Pubid: 126189


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