On the quality and stability of preferentially oriented (100) Pt nanoparticles: An electrochemical insight

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Title: On the quality and stability of preferentially oriented (100) Pt nanoparticles: An electrochemical insight
Authors: Arán-Ais, Rosa M. | Solla-Gullón, José | Herrero, Enrique | Feliu, Juan M.
Research Group/s: Electroquímica de Superficies | Electroquímica Aplicada y Electrocatálisis
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Química Física | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Electroquímica
Keywords: Surface structure | Pt single crystal electrodes | Pt nanocubes | In situ characterization | Structural stability
Knowledge Area: Química Física
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry. 2018, 808: 433-438. doi:10.1016/j.jelechem.2017.06.015
Abstract: Previous knowledge shed by single crystal electrochemistry path the way to obtain better catalysts aiming fuel cell purposes. In this sense, tailoring shape-controlled nanoparticles has been a strategy followed over the past years to optimize the activity, selectivity and stability of electrocatalytic surface sensitive reactions by maximizing the exposure of certain facets of the nanocatalyst. In the present paper, preferentially oriented (100) nanoparticles synthesized by different methodologies have been electrochemically characterized and compared. The voltammetric profile of these cubic nanoparticles has also been compared with different platinum single crystal stepped surfaces, showing a singular fitting to the characteristic response of Pt(510). Subtle changes on the surface structure of platinum nanocubes due to surface degradation upon storage time in aqueous solution are pointed out in this work. The characteristic fingerprints of platinum surfaces and CO oxidation profiles have demonstrated to be powerful surface probes for the in situ detection of these minor structural reorganizations.
Sponsor: This work has been supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) through the project CTQ2016-76221-P and Generalitat Valenciana (project PROMETEO II/2014/013). J.S.G. acknowledges financial support from VITC (Vicerrectorado de Investigación y Transferencia de Conocimiento) of the University of Alicante.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/72579
ISSN: 1572-6657 (Print) | 1873-2569 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2017.06.015
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2017.06.015
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