Noble metal supported hexagonal boron nitride for the oxygen reduction reaction: a DFT study

Seoin Back, Samira Siahrostami
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Nanoscale Advances

Discovering active, stable and cost-effective catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is of utmost interest for commercialization of fuel cells. Herein, we use density functional theory calculations to systematically study metal supported hexagonal boron nitride as ORR catalysts. Our results indicate that this strategy is a promising to increase the stability against CO poisoning as well as to activate inert h-BN toward the ORR.

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