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) may play a key role as clean power generators in vehicles, buildings, and portable devices. However, before becoming commercially viable, high performance and durable devices need to be produced. This article discusses the material used for electrodes and how advanced development can help to address the challenge faced by PEMFCs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering
EditorsSaleem Hashmi
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780128035818
ISBN (Print)9780128035818
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2017


  • Alloy
  • Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR)
  • Nanowire
  • Nanoparticle
  • Fuel cell
  • Electrode
  • Electrocatalyst
  • Catalyst support
  • Polymer electrolyte membrane
  • Pt


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  • Introduction to Materials for PEMFC Electrodes

    Mardle, P. & Du, S., 28 Oct 2021, Encyclopedia of Smart Materials. Olabi, A-G. (ed.). Elsevier, Vol. 2. p. 242-255 14 p.

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