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Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cells

A Non- and Low- Platinum Approach

  • Minhua Shao

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Zachary J. Mellinger, Jingguang G. Chen
    Pages 27-42
  3. Cynthia Ann Rice, Andrzej Wieckowski
    Pages 43-67
  4. Cynthia Ann Rice, Akshay Bauskar, Peter G. Pickup
    Pages 69-87
  5. Remegia Mmalewane Modibedi, Kenneth Ikechukwu Ozoemena, Mkhulu Kenny Mathe
    Pages 129-156
  6. Justus Masa, Kenneth I. Ozoemena, Wolfgang Schuhmann, José H. Zagal
    Pages 157-212
  7. Lior Elbaz, Gang Wu, Piotr Zelenay
    Pages 213-246
  8. Drew Higgins, Zhongwei Chen
    Pages 247-269
  9. Sheng Zhang, Kuanping Gong, Liming Dai
    Pages 375-389
  10. Nicolas Alonso-Vante
    Pages 417-436
  11. Rongrong Chen, Junsong Guo, Andrew Hsu
    Pages 437-481
  12. Francisco J. Vidal-Iglesias, José Solla-Gullón, Enrique Herrero, Juan M. Feliu
    Pages 483-512

About this book


Fuel cells are one of the most promising clean energy conversion devices that can solve the environmental and energy problems in our society. However, the high platinum loading of  fuel cells - and thus their high cost - prevents their commercialization.  Non- or low- platinum electrocatalysts are needed to lower the fuel cell cost.

Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cells: A Non and Low Platinum Approach is a comprehensive book summarizing recent advances of electrocatalysis in oxygen reduction and alcohol oxidation, with a particular focus on non- and low-Pt electrocatalysts.  All twenty four chapters were written by worldwide experts in their fields. The fundamentals and applications of novel electrocatalysts are discussed thoroughly in the book.

The book is geared toward researchers in the field, postgraduate students and lecturers, and scientists and engineers at fuel cell and automotive companies.  It can even be a reference book for those who are interested in this area.


Core-Shell Catalysts Energy Conversion Fuel Cell Electrocatalysis Fuel Cells Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts Oxygen Reduction Palladium Electrocatalysts

Editors and affiliations

  • Minhua Shao
    • 1
  1. 1.UTC PowerSouth WindsorUSA

About the editors

Minhua Shao is an Electrochemistry Fellow at UTC Power in South Windsor, Connecticut, USA. In collaboration with numerous universities, National Laboratories and automotive companies, Dr Shao has been leading the advanced catalysts team to design, synthesize and evaluate novel catalysts  and supports for low- and medium- temperature fuel cells. He did his doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr. Radoslav Adzic at Brookhaven National Laboratory and earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2006 at State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cells
  • Book Subtitle A Non- and Low- Platinum Approach
  • Editors Minhua Shao
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Energy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect.Notes Energy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-4910-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6949-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-4911-8
  • Series ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-1292
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 745
  • Number of Illustrations 217 b/w illustrations, 110 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Energy Storage
    Renewable and Green Energy
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