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High efficiency cathodes for alkaline air electrodes

Shukla, AK and Manoharan, R and Paliteiro, C and Hamnett, A and Goodenough, JB (1985) High efficiency cathodes for alkaline air electrodes. In: Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 15 (5). pp. 774-777.

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Carbon electrodes have been used as cathodes in alkaline air fuel cells with some success [1-3]. The material is reasonably durable though forms that yield significant concentrations of hydrogen peroxide are slowly degraded. However, the activity of carbon can be enhanced onsiderably by impregnation with a suitable catalyst. The most ffective of these catalysts to date have proved to be noble metals uch as platinum, and 7-15 wt % platinum is commonly sed.This is a very costly route, and macrocyclic ransition-metal derivatives have also been explored as less expensive alternatives [4, 5], either as films on metallic substrates or impregnated on various forms of carbon.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Applied Electrochemistry
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:47
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/15027

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