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Accession Number ADA580828
Title Metal-free and Oxygen-free Graphene as Oxygen Reduction Catalysts for Highly Efficient Fuel Cells.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 11p
Personal Author J. Baek L. Dai
Abstract Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is important in fuel cells. Although platinum nanoparticles can catalyse the ORR in an efficient way, the high cost of the platinum catalysts, together with its limited reserves in nature, has been shown to be the major 'showstopper' to mass market fuel cells for commercial applications. Following our earlier work on metal-free, nitrogen- doped carbon nanotubes (Gong, K.; Du, F.; Xia, Z.; Durstock, M.; Dai, L. Science 2009, 323, 760) and nitrogen-doped graphene sheets (Qu, L.; Liu, Y.; Baek, J.-B.; Dai, L. ACS Nano 2010, 4, 1321) as highly efficient ORR, we have developed in this project new metal-free and oxygen-free graphene materials by either edge-functionalization or ball milling as efficient electrocatalysts for ORR in fuel cells and other applications, including dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).
Keywords Catalysts
Fuel cells
Nano science and technology

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 99D - Basic & Synthetic Chemistry
99F - Physical & Theoretical Chemistry
97M - Batteries & Components
Corporate Author Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 20 Aug 2010 - 19 Aug 2013, Phase 2.
NTIS Issue Number 1324
Contract Number FA2386-10-1-4071

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