Nanoporous PdCo catalyst for microfuel cells: Electrodeposition and dealloying

Satoshi Tominaka*, Tetsuya Osaka

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PdCo alloy is a promising catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction of direct methanol fuel cells because of its high activity and the tolerance to methanol. We have applied this catalyst in order to realize on-chip fuel cell which is a membraneless design. The novel design made the fuel cells to be flexible and integratable with other microdevices. Here, we summarize our recent research on the synthesis of nanostructured PdCo catalyst by electrochemical methods, which enable us to deposit the alloy onto microelectrodes of the on-chip fuel cells. First, the electrodeposition of PdCo is discussed in detail, and then, dealloying for introducing nanopores into the electrodeposits is described. Finally, electrochemical response and activities are fully discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number821916
JournalAdvances in Physical Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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