Accession Number : AD0826560

Title :   MOLECULAR ENGINEERING OF PT-BASED ELECTROCATALYSTS FOR HYDROCARBON FUEL CELL ELECTRODES.

Descriptive Note : Semiannual interim rept. no. 1, 1 Nov 66-30 Apr 67,

Corporate Author : TYCO LABS INC WALTHAM MA

Personal Author(s) : Giner, J. ; Parry, J. M. ; Smith, S. M.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : The main objective of this work is to correlate the physical parameters of Pt-catalysts of very different characteristics with their activity for anodic propane oxidation. In particular, the effect of specific factors which affect the surface reaction is of interest. Basically, this work has three experimental aspects: (a) preparation of Pt-catalysts of different activity, (b) physical characterization, and (c) electrochemical activity determination.

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, ELECTRODES), (*CATALYSTS, PLATINUM), HYDROCARBONS, PROPANE, OXIDATION, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, CATALYSIS, PHOSPHORIC ACIDS, CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, X RAY DIFFRACTION, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, TWINNING(CRYSTALLOGRAPHY), NUCLEATION, BINDERS, HALOCARBON PLASTICS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE