The Study of Dynamical Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy for Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Pt/C Catalyst
- 2016年第22卷 
本文通过RDE和EIS联合技术、等效电路模型，研究了酸性体系中商业Pt/C催化剂ORR行为. 研究发现Pt/C动态界面包括两个彼此独立的过程：1）Pt表面原有PtO还原至Pt过程，2）ORR促进新PtO形成过程，为催化材料稳定性及活化性提供了关键依据；并发现动态界面促进多孔电极重构以及与传输匹配过程.在高过电位下，ORR的高反应速率可通过增加催化材料憎水性予以改善. 上述研究结果可对ORR的直流电化学研究进行有效补充，并提供建模基础.With joint techniques of rotating disc electrode(RDE) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy(EIS), and further establishment on equivalent circuit model, this paper studied oxygen reduction reaction(ORR) on commercial Pt/C catalyst in acid medium. Our results found that the dynamical interface on Pt/C consists of two independent processes: 1) the PtO reduction from Pt surface, 2) the new PtO formation from ORR, thus providing key clues for catalyst stability and activity. This also implied that the dynamical interface facilitates reconstruction for porous electrode, and matches with mass transfer. One important issue is discovered that at high overpotential, the high reaction rate for ORR can be further improved if providing hydrophobicity on catalyst surface. All these efforts on ORR progress not only compensate for DC electrochemistry study, but also provide basis for future model establishment.