Effect of Heat Treatment on Nanoparticle Size and Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity for Carbon-Supported Pd–Fe Alloy Electrocatalysts
American Journal of Nano Research and Applications
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 71-77
Received: May 11, 2015; Accepted: May 29, 2015; Published: Jun. 12, 2015
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Essam Fadl Abo Zeid, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt; School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea; Physics Department, Faculty of Science &Arts El Mandaq, Al-Baha University, Al Baha, KSA
Yong Tae Kim, School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea
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Abstract
The synthesized carbon-supported Pd-Fe alloy electrocatalysts were characterized for the purpose of the fuel cell cathode oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). The synthesized catalysts were characterized in terms of structural morphology and catalytic activity by XRD and electrochemical measurements. Surface cyclic voltammetry was used to confirm the formation of the Pd–Fe alloy. The catalysts were heat-treated at temperatures ranging from 300 ◦C to 700 ◦C for different aging times, in order to improve activity and stability. The average particle size of 10.16 nm, and the highest ORR catalytic activity were obtained at the optimal heat-treatment temperature 300 ◦C for 3h.
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Alloys, Chemical Synthesis, Powder Diffraction, Aging
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Essam Fadl Abo Zeid, Yong Tae Kim, Effect of Heat Treatment on Nanoparticle Size and Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity for Carbon-Supported Pd–Fe Alloy Electrocatalysts, American Journal of Nano Research and Applications. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 71-77. doi: 10.11648/j.nano.20150304.11
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