Carbon Nanotube- and Nanoporous Carbon-Based Pt and Non-Pt Fuel Cell Catalysts with High Performance and Durability

Thursday, 5 October 2017: 10:20
National Harbor 2 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center)
J. Yang, J. Tao (WPI-I2CNER, Kyushu University), T. Fujigaya (PRESTO-JST, Dept Applied Chem. & WPI-I2CNER, Kyushu University), and N. Nakashima (WPI-I2CNER, Kyushu University, CREST-JST)
Development of Pt-based and non-Pt-based electrocatalyst for fuel cells and batteries with high performance, durablity, and scalability is a strong social demand for the next-generation eco-friendly energy society[1].

In this meeting, we summarize our recent studies on i) development of a carbon nanotube (CNT)-based almost “immortal” fuel cell catalyst prepared by a double-polymer wrapping method [2], ii) pristine carbon nanotube/iron phthalocyanine hybrids with a well-defined nanostructure that show excellent efficiency and durability for oxygen reduction reaction[3], iii) decorating unoxidized-carbon nanotubes with homogeneous Ni-Co spinel nanocrystals that show superior performance for oxygen evolution/reduction reactions[4], and iv) a highly-durable CO-torelant poly(vinylphosphoric acid)-coated electrocatalysy supported on a nanoporous carbon[5].


[1] T. Fujigaya, N. Nakashima, Adv. Mater., 2013, 25, 1666-1681.

[2] M. R. Berber, I. H. Hafez, T. Fujigaya, N. Nakashima, Sci. Rep., 2015, 5, art no. 16711.

[3] J. Yang, F. Toshimitsu, T. Fujigaya, N. Nakashima, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 1184-1191

[4] J. Yang, T. Fujigaya, N. Nakashima, Sci. Rep., 2017, 7, art.no.45384.

[5] Z. Yang, I. Moriguchi, N. Nakashima, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 9030–9036.