Doctoral Dissertations

Title

Carbon nanotube supported electrocatalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells

Author

Liang Li

Abstract

"Fuel cells are promising alternative power generating devices that can provide clean and environmentally friendly energy for the ever growing global energy demand. This this research was aimed at a study of novel electrocatalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. Carbon nanotubes have been studied as a new catalyst support. A sonochemical treatment method was applied for surface oxidation of multiwalled carbon nanotubes to achieve highly dispersed nanoparticles on them. Several surface functional groups were generated on the nanotubes, which contribute to the binding of nanoparticles"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Advisor(s)

Xing, Yangchuan

Committee Member(s)

Ludlow, Douglas K.
Chusuei, Charles C.
Raper, Judy A.
Wang, Jee C.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri Research Board

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Pagination

xi, 116 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 102-115).

Rights

© 2007 Liang Li, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Fuel cells -- Research
Nanotubes -- Electric properties
Polyelectrolytes

Thesis Number

T 9329

Print OCLC #

298561625

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b6622755~S5

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