Immobilized Non-Precious Electrocatalysts for Advanced Energy Devices
Barakat, Nasser (editor)
The successful commercialization of advanced energy devices, including fuel cells and solar cells (e.g., dye-sensitized solar cells) is somewhat dependent on the cost, activity and durability of the electrocatalysts. Nowadays, precious metal electrodes are the most widely used. Accordingly, the manufacturing costs are relatively high, which constrains wide application. Recently, some reports have introduced some promising non-precious electrocatalysts to be exploited in both oxidation and reduction reactions. It was concluded that immobilization of the functional material on a proper support can distinctly improve catalytic activity. Moreover, due to the synergetic effect, metallic alloy nanoparticles show very good electrocatalytic activity in this regard. This Special Issue aims to cover the most recent progress and the advances in the field of the immobilized non-precious electrocatalysts. This includes, but is not limited to, non-precious electrocatalysts for alcohol (methanol, ethanol, etc.) oxidation, oxygen reduction reaction and electrolyte reduction in dye-sensitized solar cells.
Keywordselectrocatalysts; bifunctional catalyst; graphene; dopants; oxygen reduction reaction; glassy carbon electrode; metalloporphyrins; Green Hydrogen; SO2 electrolysis; Westinghouse cycle; carbon shell; metallosupramolecular polymer; hollow particles; doping; ethanol oxidation reaction; palladium; hollow carbon sphere; alkaline medium; dye sensitized solar cell; SnO2-decorated graphene oxide; counter electrode; solar energy; N, O-codoping; polydopamine; oxygen reduction; oxygen evolution; bifunctional; electroactive surface area; electrospinning; Sn-incorporated Ni/C nanofibers; Methanol; Urea; Cu3.8Ni-nanoalloy; carbon nanofibers (NFs); urea oxidation; fuel cells; bilirubin oxidase; direct electron transfer; mediated electron transfer; osmium polymer; n/a
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Publication date and placeBasel, 2022
Technology: general issues
History of engineering & technology