[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170103317]
Researchers Prof Xiangdong Yao; Prof Peidong Yang
Brief description This project aims to use defective carbon to replace expensive platinum as a catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in fuel cells. Defective carbons incorporating non-precious metals are better than platinum in terms of over-potential, current density and number of electron transfer. They reduce the overall fuel cell cost but their better stability and higher open voltage and power density promise huge commercial benefit. This project is expected to be important for large-scale implementation of fuel cells.
Funding Amount $337,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects