Oxygen reduction catalysts on nanoparticle electrodes

K. C. Tsao, H. Yang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter presents the principle, design, and synthesis of electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), especially for applications in cathode of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). The focus is on the precision-controlled metal nanoparticle catalysts that are generated through solution-phase synthesis. The morphology of the nanostructures is tailored by utilizing ligands and adsorbates to achieve improved catalytic performance. Nonplatinum group metal catalysts and scalable processes for the production of nanocatalysts are also covered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationSurface Science and Electrochemistry
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780128098943
ISBN (Print)9780128097397
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Alloy
  • Carbon
  • Core-shell
  • Electrocatalyst
  • Fuel cell
  • Nanoparticle
  • ORR
  • Oxygen reduction reaction
  • PGM
  • Platinum group metal
  • Production
  • Shape
  • Strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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