Novel anode structure for the direct methanol fuel cell

R. G. Allen, Chan Lim, L. X. Yang, K. Scott, S. Roy

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Abstract

Pt-Ru catalysts have been made by a thermal decomposition and electrodeposition method onto a titanium mesh for the electrooxidation of methanol. Galvanostatic polarisations were used to assess and compare the relative activities of the electrodes. SEM and XRD are employed to study the morphology and structure of the catalyst layers. The performance of the anodes in fuel cell assemblies is also discussed. We can see that the mesh perform well in half and full cell tests despite significant apparent physical differences, which are yet to be explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-149
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Volume143
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2005

Keywords

  • Electrodeposition
  • Fuel cell
  • Methanol oxidation
  • Platinum
  • Ruthenium
  • Thermal decomposition

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