Combinatorial and High Throughput Screening of Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Alkaline Fuel Cells

dc.contributor.authorChen, Guanyu
dc.contributor.chairVan Dover, Robert B.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAbruna, Hector D.
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T16:50:35Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T16:50:35Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-30
dc.description.abstractThis study is an investigation of combinatorial and high throughput screen method for ORR catalyst for alkaline fuel cell. Since the kinetic of alkaline fuel cell ORR is still sluggish, the calling for better catalysts is getting louder. However, the previous screen methods to locating optimal catalytic activity is low efficient. The screen methodology is a combination study of thin film fabrication and electrochemistry where magnetron plasma sputtering has been applied for sample preparation and rotating disk electrode plays an important role in the characterization methodology. The system screened is the palladium (Pd)-3d transitional metal system because Pd shows promising ORR catalytic activity in alkaline media which is comparable with Pt. Previous studies about Pd combined with other 3-d metals exhibit even better activity then single Pd and Pt. Throughout the screen process among the alloys (Pd-Cu, Pd-Co, Pd-Ni, Pd-Fe), we found the Pd50Cu50 has the best catalytic activity.
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/gwxd-sb15
dc.identifier.otherChen_cornell_0058O_10699
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/cornell:10699
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 11050700
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/67715
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectfuel cell
dc.subjectthin film
dc.subjectMaterials Science
dc.subjectChemistry
dc.subjectMagnetron Sputtering
dc.subjectORR Catalyst
dc.subjectPalladium
dc.titleCombinatorial and High Throughput Screening of Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Alkaline Fuel Cells
dc.typedissertation or thesis
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59810
thesis.degree.disciplineMaterials Science and Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorCornell University
thesis.degree.levelMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameM.S., Materials Science and Engineering
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