alexa A General Approach to the Size- and Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Platinum Nanoparticles and Their Catalytic Reduction of Oxygen


Advances in Automobile Engineering

Author(s): Chao Wang, Hideo Daimon, Tetsunori Koda

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Catalytic cobblestones: Monodisperse platinum nanoparticles were prepared with controlled sizes (3–7 nm) and shapes (polyhedron, truncated cube, or cube). The cubic nanoparticles are a much more active cathode catalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction: the current density J from 7 nm cubes is four times that of the other shapes (see picture), indicating great potential for fuel cell applications.

This article was published in wiley and referenced in Advances in Automobile Engineering

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