author = "Gangeri, M. and Centi, Gabriele and La Malfa, A. and Perathoner, 
                         S. and Vieira, Ricardo and Pham-Huu, Cuong and Ledoux, 
          affiliation = "{University of Messina} and {Universite Louis Pasteur Strasbourg} 
                         and {European Laboratory for Surface Science and Catalysis 
                         (ELCASS)} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "Electrocatalytic performances of nanostructured platinum-carbon 
              journal = "Catalysis Today",
                 year = "2005",
               volume = "102-103",
                pages = "50--57",
             keywords = "Electrocatalysis, Carbon Cloth, Nanofiber, Fuel cell.",
             abstract = "Abstract - The performances of platinum supported on carbon 
                         nanofibers (Pt/CNFs) and Pt nanoclusters on carbon Cloth 
                         (Ptnano/CC) as alternative electrodes for PEMfuel cells are 
                         compared with those of a commercial Pt-carbon black on carbon 
                         Cloth electrode in a 1 cm2 fuel cell working at room temperature. 
                         Carbon nanofibers were grown by chemical vapour deposition on two 
                         different types of microshaped carbon supports (Felt and Cloth) 
                         and then Pt was deposited on these nano/micro composite carbon 
                         supports. The analysis of the results and in particular of the 
                         polarization curves indicate that (i) both Ptnano/CC and Pt/CNFs 
                         materials are better electrocatalysts than commercial one and (ii) 
                         Ptnano/CC gives the lowest ohmic losses while Pt/CNFs materials 
                         give the lowest mass transfer losses. Further studies and a better 
                         membrane and electrodes assembly (MEA) engineering are necessary 
                         to further validate the results, but these preliminary analysis 
                         pointed out that new electrode materials based both on Pt 
                         nanoclusters and carbon nanostructures (nanofibers/nanotubes) 
                         could be very interesting for fuel cells applications.",
                 issn = "0920-5861",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "electrocatalytic.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "19 jan. 2021"