Magnetic Nanomaterials for Fuel Cells


Magnetic Nanomaterials for Fuel Cells

Tuerxun Duolikun, Paul Thomas, Chin Wei Lai, Bey Fen Leo

In modern days, sustainable energy demand and its storage are the most challenging concern in the modern world. To meet the rising energy demands, there is a need to diversify energy sources which require extensively altered and sustainable materials for energy conversion, storage, generation, distribution and applications. There is significant progress in the field of energy generation, storage and conversion, in particular batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells. The emergence of magnetic nanomaterials has resulted in considerable contributions towards the advancement in the energy industry. Hence, magnetic nanocomposites are introduced to high-performance fuel cells. This book chapter discusses the importance of magnetic nanomaterials for fuel cell applications. We mainly address the magnetic nanomaterials’ synthesis and their applications to fuel cells. As our society upgraded to industrial 4.0, alternative greener and cleaner energy to fossil fuels are the goal. Starting from the first commercialization of fuel cells by NASA for space vehicle, R&D work continually discovers new potential applications for fuel cells and recently, pays much attention to materials being able to decrease the price, increase work efficiency and being eco-friendly.

Magnetic Nanomaterial, Fuel Cell, Energy Production, Electrochemistry, Catalysts

Published online 1/30/2020, 19 pages

Citation: Tuerxun Duolikun, Paul Thomas, Chin Wei Lai, Bey Fen Leo, Magnetic Nanomaterials for Fuel Cells, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 66, pp 217-235, 2020


Part of the book on Magnetochemistry

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