Ultra-long pt nanolawns supported on Tio2-coated carbon fibers as 3D hybrid catalyst for methanol oxidation

Yu Lin Shen, Shih Yun Chen, Jenn Ming Song, In Gann Chen

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In this study, TiO2 thin film photocatalyst on carbon fibers was used to synthesize ultra-long single crystalline Pt nanowires via a simple photoreduction route (thermally activated photoreduction). It also acted as a co-catalytic material with Pt. Taking advantage of the highaspect ratio of the Pt nanostructure as well as the excellent catalytic activity of TiO2, this hybrid structure has the great potential as the active anode in direct methanol fuel cells. The electrochemical results indicate that TiO2 is capable of transforming CO-like poisoning species on the Pt surface during methanol oxidation and contributes to a high CO tolerance of this Pt nanowire/TiO2 hybrid structure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number237
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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