Tintula, K.K. and Pitchumani, S. and Sridhar, P. and Shukla, A.K. (2010) A solid-polymer-electrolyte direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) with Pt–Ru nanoparticles supported onto poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) and polystyrene sulphonic acid polymer composite as anode. Journal of Chemistry and Science, 122 (3). pp. 381-389.

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Nano-sized Pt–Ru supported onto a mixed-conducting polymer composite comprising poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-polystyrene sulphonic acid (PEDOT–PSSA) is employed as anode in a solid-polymer-electrolyte direct methanol fuel cell (SPE–DMFC) and its performance compared with the SPE–DMFC employing conventional Vulcan XC-72R carbon supported Pt–Ru anode. Physical characterization of the catalyst is conducted by Fourier-transform infra-red (FTIR) spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX) in conjunction with cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometry. The study suggests that PEDOT–PSSA to be a promising alternative catalyst-support-material for SPE–DMFCs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) and poly (styrene sulphonic acid); catalyst support; DMFC; corrosion.
Subjects: Fuel Cells
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2012 10:16
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/299

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