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Research Paper

Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Methanol on an Pd/Pyy/Niad-atoms Electrode

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Mohamed Abdelfattah Ibrahim

Department of Chemistry,
Faculty of Science,
University of Tabuk,
Tabuk, Saudi Arabia;
Department of Chemistry,
Faculty of Education in El-Arish,
Suez Canal University,
North Sinai, Egypt
e-mail: science1712@gmail.com

Taha Hanfy

Department of Physics,
Faculty of Science,
Fayoum University,
63514 Fayoum, Egypt;
Department of Physics,
Faculty of Science,
University of Tabuk,
Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

A. A. Al-Ghamdi

Department of Physics,
Faculty of Science,
King Abdel Aziz University,
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Farid El-Tantawy

Department of Physics,
Faculty of Science,
Suez Canal University,
Ismailia, Egypt

Hossam S. Rageb

Department of Physics,
Faculty of Education in El-Arish,
Suez Canal University,
North Sinai, Egypt

1Corresponding author.

Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME for publication in the Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology. Manuscript received May 7, 2012; final manuscript received January 14, 2013; published online August 20, 2013. Editor: Nigel M. Sammes.

J. Fuel Cell Sci. Technol 10(5), 051004 (Aug 20, 2013) (3 pages) Paper No: FC-12-1038; doi: 10.1115/1.4024834 History: Received May 07, 2012; Revised January 14, 2013

In this paper we study the effect of Niad-atoms on the activity of a Pd/Pyy nanocomposite anode, we find that the catalytic activity of an anode towards methanol oxidation increased by threefold in the presence of Niad-atoms.

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SEM of anode material

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X-ray photoelectron spectra of Pd 3d regions in Pd–PPy

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 3

Cyclic voltammogram of Pd/Pyy electrode in 0.5 M CH3OH + 0.1 M KOH in absence (a) and in presence (b) 10−7 M (c) 10−6 M (d) 10−5 M (e) 10−4 M Ni2+. Scan rate 50 mV s−1.

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