International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.38, No.6, 2754-2759, 2013
One-step dual template synthesis of platinum on mesoporous carbon nanowires for electrocatalysts
One-step methodology has been utilized to fabricate platinum catalysts on well-aligned mesoporous carbon nanowires (Pt/MCNWs) in dual templates which are the combination of porous anodic alumina (MA) hard template and triblock polymer ethanol solution as soft template with evaporation-induced self-assembly technique. The mesoporous nanowires structure is confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The Pt/MCNWs has a higher electrochemical active surface area and better catalytic performance than a commercial Pt/Vulcan XC-72. It could attribute to the good dispersion of Pt and a special morphology of MCNWs. Hence, the Pt/MCNWs synthesized by the dual template method might be a promising candidate to be utilized as electrocatalyst. Copyright (C) 2012, Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.