Semiconductor-metal core-shell nanocomposites as catalysts for methanol fuel cells

Vaidyanathan Subrmanian, Mathew Parker, Richard I. Masel, Edmund G. Seebauer

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Two methods for the synthesis of an electrochemically active TiO2 (core)-platinum (shell) nanocomposite for methanol electrooxidation were described. The composite films were prepared by employing: a layer-by-layer assembly method and an electrostatic deposition method. The films demonstrated an interesting catalytic activity towards methanol oxidation. The magnitude of the current in the presence of TiO2 was lower than that observed in the absence of TiO2. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 231st ACS National Meeting (Atlanta, GA 3/26-30/2006).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - Jun 28 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event231th ACS National Meeting - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Mar 26 2006Mar 30 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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