Maheswari, S. and Sridhar, P. and Pitchumani, S. (2012) Pd-RuSe/C asORR Specific Catalyst in Alkaline Solution ContainingMethanol. Fuel Cells, 12 (6). pp. 963-970. ISSN 1615-6846

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Carbon supported RuSe (RuSe/C) catalyst in varying atomic ratios of Ru to Se, namely, 1:1, 2:1, and 3:1 were prepared and their performances were compared with carbon supported Ru (Ru/C). Based on the performance, Palladium was incorporated into as prepared RuSe(2:1)/C and heat treated HTRuSe(2:1)/C. Ru/C, RuSe/C, and Pd-RuSe/C were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy techniques. The XRD analyses of Ru/C, RuSe/C and Pd-HTRuSe/C show the formation of the hcp structure of Ru particles and the mean particle size was obtained from Ru(101) peak. The electrochemical characterizations of Ru/C, RuSe/C, Pd-HTRuSe(2:1)/C and Pd- RuSe(2:1)/C were conducted by cyclic voltammetry. Linear Sweep Voltammetric studies showed that incorporation of Pd in HTRu-Se(2:1)/C resulted in better catalytic activity toward oxygen reduction with resistance to methanol oxidation. The quantity of hydrogen peroxide produced was obtained from rotating ring disk electrode studies

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alkaline Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (ADMFC); Electrocatalyst; Methanol Tolerance; Oxygen Reduction Reaction; Ru-Se
Subjects: Electrochemical Power Sources
Depositing User: Dr. N Meyyappan
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2014 08:47
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2014 08:47

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