Quantified platinum nanoparticles decorating carbon nanotubes for a hydrogen evolution reaction

ECSU Author/Contributor (non-ECSU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Brenna Daniel, Student (Creator)
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU )
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Andre P. Stevenson

Abstract: Scientists are constantly searching for a viable replacement for fossil fuels. A commonlydiscussed option is hydrogen. However, hydrogen availability and production cost continue to bea problem for those promoting it as an alternative. This study proposed that the amount of the expensive catalyst platinum (Pt) needed as a water-splitting catalyst may be drastically reduced by using it to decorate carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on a nanoscale, which would then be used for the electrochemical deposition of water. In this way, hydrogen could be efficiently and cheaply produced while simultaneously stretching the efficacy of Pt, increasing the availability ofhydrogen, and promoting its use. *Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this research could not becompleted, and no results were produced to answer the research question.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2020
nanotube, catalyst platinum, water-splitting
Carbon nanotubes
Energy minerals
Fossil fuels
Chloroplatinic acid
Platinum catalysts

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