Diamond Films as Support for Electrochemical Systems for Energy Conversion and Storage

  • Patricia Rachel Fernandes da Costa
  • Elisama Vieira dos Santos
  • Djalma Ribeiro da Silva
  • Soliu Oladejo Ganiyu
  • Carlos A. Martínez-HuitleEmail author
Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 121)


Many efforts have been dedicated to develop and study different catalysts supported materials for energy storage and conversion. Polymer electrolyte membranes (PEM) and capacitors have been topics of special interest for the scientific community, then, the research to find excellent catalyst-supports has constantly increased. The use of conductive diamond films has been proposed due to their mechanical and chemical stability properties. In this context, the application of BDD-catalyst surfaces for PEM fuel cells as well as the production of electrochemical capacitors using BDD materials have been summarized and discussed in this chapter.


Fuel cells Capacitors Diamond electrode Nanocatalyst Modified materials 



The authors acknowledge support from projects CNPq—465,571/2014-0; CNPq—446,846/2014-7 and CNPq—401,519/2014-7 and FAPESP—2014/50,945-4. Carlos A. Martínez-Huitle acknowledges the funding provided by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) and Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Brazil) as a fellowship for experienced researcher.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Rachel Fernandes da Costa
    • 1
  • Elisama Vieira dos Santos
    • 1
  • Djalma Ribeiro da Silva
    • 1
  • Soliu Oladejo Ganiyu
    • 1
  • Carlos A. Martínez-Huitle
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of ChemistryFederal University of Rio Grande do NorteLagoa Nova, NatalBrazil
  2. 2.National Institute for Alternative Technologies of Detection, Toxicological Evaluation and Removal of Micropollutants and Radioactives (INCT-DATREM), Institute of ChemistryUnespAraraquaraBrazil
  3. 3.Institut für Organische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität MainzMainzGermany

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