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Platinum nanoparticles on the glassy carbon surface irradiated with argon ions

Kimata, Tetsuya*; Kato, Sho*; Yamaki, Tetsuya; Yamamoto, Shunya; Kobayashi, Tomohiro*; Terai, Takayuki*

Platinum (Pt) nanoparticle catalysts with oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity are required for practical applications of polymer electrolyte fuel cells. We prepared Pt nanoparticles on an Ar$$^+$$-irradiated glassy carbon (GC) surface by a radio-frequency magnetron sputtering method to investigate the influence of the ion-induced lattice defects in GC on the ORR activity of the deposited Pt nanoparticles. Interestingly, the Pt nanoparticles on the irradiated surface exhibited ca. 2.5 times higher specific activity than those on the non-irradiated one. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy suggested the interfacial Pt-C interaction occurring between the irradiated GC and Pt nanoparticles, which should be a reason for improvement of the ORR activity.



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