By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- New research on Nanoparticles is the subject of a report. According to news originating from Poitiers, France, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The Pt/MWCNT and Pt/C catalysts were synthesized using the carbonyl chemical route. The catalysts were physically and electrochemically characterized."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Poitiers, "An enhanced stability under potential cycling is obtained with Pt/MWCNT as compared to that of Pt/C. The evaluation of the electrochemical stability in a microfluidic fuel cell system was in good agreement with the results obtained in half-cell tests. Increasing the applied current from 10 to 40 mA, the Pt/MWCNT cathode potential in the fuel cell system depolarized 67% less than Pt/C. The performance of the fuel cell with Pt/MWCNT cathode was 2 times higher compared to Pt/C, under a constant current of 40 mA for 1000 s. The results from half-cell and fuel cell measurements showed that Pt/MWCNT is a more suitable cathode for microfluidic fuel cell than Pt/C due to the properties of the carbonaceous substrate."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The Pt/MWCNT cathode was subsequently used in a formic acid microfluidic fuel cell to study several system parameters including formic acid concentration, cell orientation and bubble effect."
For more information on this research see: Performance Study of Platinum Nanoparticles Supported onto MWCNT in a Formic Acid Microfluidic Fuel Cell System. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2013;160(8):F859-F866. Journal of the Electrochemical Society can be contacted at: Electrochemical Soc Inc, 65 South Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534, USA. (The Electrochemical Society - ecsdl.org/; Journal of the Electrochemical Society - www.ecsdl.org/JES)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from J.W. Ma, Univ Poitiers, CNRS, IC2MP, UMR 7285, F-86022 Poitiers, France. Additional authors for this research include A.S. Gago and N. Alonso-Vante.
Keywords for this news article include: France, Europe, Energy, Poitiers, Chemistry, Fuel Cell, Oil & Gas, Formic Acids, Acyclic Acids, Nanotechnology, Electrochemical, Emerging Technologies
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