Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers: Nanoporous Materials for Electrocatalysis

Tao Zhang, Tewodros Asefa

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The following sections are included: Introduction Nanoscience and nanotechnology Electrocatalysts and electrocatalysis Fuel cells Electrolyzers Porous and nanoporous materials for electrocatalysis and fuel cells Gas diffusion layers (GDLs) Electrocatalysts and support materials for electrocatalysts Membranes Theory: Modeling and simulation studies of porous materials in electrocatalysis Noble metals versus non-noble metals for electrocatalysis Noble metal-based materials Non-noble metal-based materials Porous and nanoporous carbons Support materials Electrocatalysis: Heteroatom-doped carbons Carbon nanotube-based nanoporous carbons Porous and nanoporous metals and metal alloys Porous and nanoporous metal oxides Porous and nanoporous perovskites and spinel-type catalysts Porous and nanoporous metal carbides, nitride, phosphides, borides and chalcogenides Porous and nanoporous polymers Hybrid and multifunctional porous and nanoporous materials Noble metal/non-noble metal-based hybrid materials Metal/polymer, metal oxide/polymer and carbon/polymer hybrid materials Metal/carbon and metal oxide/carbon hybrid materials Hybrid materials containing metal carbides, borides, nitrides, phosphides and chalcogenides Other hybrid materials Porous materials based on 2D materials and MXenes Conclusions and Future Prospects References

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials and Energy
PublisherWorld Scientific
Number of pages134
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameMaterials and Energy
ISSN (Print)2335-6596
ISSN (Electronic)2335-660X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Materials Chemistry


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