Bulk metallic glass nanowires for use in direct alcohol fuel cell

Marcelo Carmo, Shiyan Ding, Golden Kumar, Kai Sun, Jan Schroers, André D. Taylor

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Abstract

A key issue for direct alcohol fuel cells is its meager performance due to poor efficiency and durability of the catalysts. Developing a new class of materials that can outperform conventional catalysts during long-term operation is of critical importance. Here we report for the first time a nanoimprinting approach using Pt57.5Cu14.7Ni5.3P22.5 bulk metallic glass (BMG) to create a new class of high performance nanowire catalyst. Accelerated durability tests reveal that BMG nanowires maintain their electrochemical surface area in comparison to conventional Pt/C catalysts. BMGs represent a new class of high performance fuel cell catalysts that are CMOS compatible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop
EditorsDavid J. Monk, Kimberly L. Turner
PublisherTransducer Research Foundation
Pages90-91
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0964002485, 9780964002487
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop - Hilton Head Island, United States
Duration: Jun 6 2010Jun 10 2010

Publication series

NameTechnical Digest - Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop

Conference

Conference2010 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island
Period6/6/106/10/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Carmo, M., Ding, S., Kumar, G., Sun, K., Schroers, J., & Taylor, A. D. (2010). Bulk metallic glass nanowires for use in direct alcohol fuel cell. In D. J. Monk, & K. L. Turner (Eds.), 2010 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop (pp. 90-91). (Technical Digest - Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop). Transducer Research Foundation. https://doi.org/10.31438/trf.hh2010.23