Palladium alloys used as electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction

Wang, Tianlei, Chutia, Arunabhiram, Brett, Dan J.L. , Shearing, Paul R., He, Guanjie, Chai, Guoliang and Parkin, Ivan P. (2021) Palladium alloys used as electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction. Energy & Environmental Science . ISSN 1754-5692

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Abstract

Palladium-based alloy materials as cathodes for the reduction of oxygen are regarded as potential substitutes for platinum-based catalysts in fuel cells. In this work, we present the scientometric analysis and critically review the use of Pd alloys for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Through scientometric analysis, publication information, research fronts and hotspots are identified. For the critical review, reaction mechanisms in different media are discussed, with the aid of volcano plots to show the general principles for catalyst modifications to maximise the ORR. Influencing factors, including alloying, structure, strain and ligand, particle size, crystal facet and dealloying are considered with a view to informing the theoretical feasibility to enhance ORR activity. In addition, Pd-based alloys synthesized by different methods are presented and compared in terms of ORR activities. Future research directions are discussed and possible approaches to the mass production for industrialization are also proposed.

Keywords:ORR, Pd, Pd-based alloys
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F100 Chemistry
Divisions:College of Science > School of Chemistry
ID Code:44341
Deposited On:23 Apr 2021 09:50

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