Porous nanoparticle membranes: Synthesis and application as fuel-cell catalysts

Xiaowei Teng, Xinyi Liang, Saifur Rahman, Hong Yang

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The synthesis and application of nanoporous membranes of single-layered nanoparticles, such as anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) porous substrates used as fuel catalysts, were analyzed. An AAO template was attached to a piece of glass slide and dipped into a Langmuir trough containing the nanoparticles, which were compressed into a monolayer and transferred onto the surface of the AAO template at a surface pressure of 45 mNm-1. The electrocatalytic property of these porous membranes in direct methanol oxidation was examined using a three-electrode chemical station. The results show that these porous membranes can potentially be used as active components in electrodes for low-temperature fuel cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2237-2241
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 16 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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