Recent Research Progress on the Atomic Layer Deposition of Noble Metal Catalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell

고분자 전해질 연료전지용 촉매 소재 개발을 위한 원자층증착법 연구 동향

  • Han, Jeong Hwan (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology)
  • 한정환 (서울과학기술대학교 신소재공학과)
  • Received : 2020.02.11
  • Accepted : 2020.02.21
  • Published : 2020.02.28


It is necessary to fabricate uniformly dispersed nanoscale catalyst materials with high activity and long-term stability for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells with excellent electrochemical characteristics of the oxygen reduction reaction and hydrogen oxidation reaction. Platinum is known as the best noble metal catalyst for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells because of its excellent catalytic activity. However, given that Pt is expensive, considerable efforts have been made to reduce the amount of Pt loading for both anode and cathode catalysts. Meanwhile, the atomic layer deposition (ALD) method shows excellent uniformity and precise particle size controllability over the three-dimensional structure. The research progress on noble metal ALD, such as Pt, Ru, Pd, and various metal alloys, is presented in this review. ALD technology enables the development of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells with excellent reactivity and durability.


Supported by : 서울과학기술대학교


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