Atomically ordered Pt3Mn intermetallic electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells

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Here, we introduce structurally ordered platinum-manganese nanoparticles on a carbon support (Pt3Mn intermetallic/C) as a highly efficient and durable catalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Using a facile method, Pt3Mn intermetallic nanoparticles were obtained without severe agglomeration. Compared to commercial Pt/C, Pt3Mn intermetallic/C demonstrates superior initial ORR activity and stability. DFT calculations demonstrated highly active and stable Pt3Mn by calculations of the oxygen adsorption energy, segregation energy, and Pt dissolution potential. One of the main challenges in the commercialization of new ORR catalysts is the successful transition from a rotating disk electrode to a single cell. At a cell voltage of 0.7 V, Pt3Mn intermetallic/C (550 -> 486 mA cm(-2), -11.63%) showed excellent initial cell performance and stability after 10k voltage cycles compared to Pt/C (419 -> 308 mA cm(-2), -26.49%). We report for the first time a Pt3Mn intermetallic ORR catalyst that achieves single-cell performance superior to that of Pt/C.
Publisher
ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
Issue Date
2022-03
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Citation

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, v.10, no.13, pp.7399 - 7408

ISSN
2050-7488
DOI
10.1039/d2ta00127f
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/292755
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CBE-Journal Papers(저널논문)MS-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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