Introduction to Materials for PEMFC Electrodes

Peter Mardle, Shangfeng Du

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As part of a sustainable energy future, much attention has been drawn to the use of hydrogen fuel as it can be formed renewably through the electrolysis of water. As part of this proposed hydrogen economy, polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) play a key role as clean power generators in vehicles, building and portable devices. However, for extensive commercialization, high performance and durable devices need to be produced. This article introduces the material used for electrodes and how advanced development can help to address the challenge faced by PEMFCs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Smart Materials
EditorsAbdul-Ghani Olabi
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128157336
ISBN (Print)9780128157329
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2021

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Change History: June 2020. Peter Mardle and Shangfeng Du updated the entire article to reflect the most recent developments and included a new section on proton conducting ionomers in catalyst layers. Figure 11 was deleted, Figures 4 and 7 were replaced, and Figure 12 was added.

This article is an update of Peter Mardle, Shangfeng Du, Materials for PEMFC Electrodes, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elsevier, 2017.


  • Alloy
  • Catalyst support
  • Electrocatalyst
  • Electrode
  • Fuel cell
  • Nanoparticle
  • Nanostructure
  • Oxygen reduction reaction
  • Platinum
  • Polymer electrolyte membrane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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  • Materials for PEMFC Electrodes

    Mardle, P. & Du, S., 17 Mar 2017, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Hashmi, S. (ed.). Elsevier, p. 1-13 13 p.

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