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Project title: Synthesis and Characterisation of novel nanomaterials for sensing and fuel cell applications

Researchers: Baljit Singh, Dhanraj Rathod


Objective: The replacement or reduction of platinum content in direct methanol fuel cell catalysts is a key global aim and a range of nanomaterials (mono,bi and trimetallic) have been synthesized with this in mind. Sensor applications (non-enzymatic glucose detection) are also investigated with promising alternatives to enzyme based systems in non-aqueous/bioprocess/environmental monitoring 
Collaborators: Calum Dickinson, Fathima Laffir and Wynette Redington, MSSI, University of Limerick

Funding: Strand III PRDSP and EU FP7 Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship

Outputs:

• Baljit Singh, Brian Seddon, Eithne Dempsey*, Wynette Redington, and Calum Dickinson, ‘Porous Core-Shell Platinum-Silver Nanocatalyst for the Electrooxidation of Methanol’, Electroanalysis 2015, 27, 135 – 143.
• Baljit Singha, Eithne Dempseya* and Fathima Laffir, ‘PtAuPd decorated carbon nanochips and nanotubes for direct glucose sensing - role of support material and efficient Pt utilisation’, Sensors & Actuators: B. Volume 205, 15 December 2014, Pages 401–410.
• Baljit Singh and Eithne Dempsey*, ‘Exceptional Pt nanoparticle decoration of functionalised carbon nanofibers: a strategy to improve the utility of Pt and support material for direct methanol fuel cell applications’, RSC Adv., 2013, 3 (7), 2279 – 2287.
• Baljit Singh, Lukaa Murad, Fathima Laffir, Calum Dickinson and Eithne Dempsey*, ‘Pt based nanocomposites (mono/bi/tri-metallic) decorated using different carbon supports for methanol electro-oxidation in acidic and basic media’, Nanoscale, 2011,3 (8), 3334-3349.
• Baljit Singh, Eithne Dempsey*, Calum Dickinson and Fathima Laffir, ‘Inside/outside Pt nanoparticles decoration of functionalised carbon nanofibers (Pt19.2/f-CNF80.8) for sensitive non-enzymatic electrochemical glucose detection’, Analyst, 2012,137, 1639-1648. 
• Baljit Singh, Eithne Dempsey*, ECS J of Solid State and Technology 1(3) M25-M32 (2012)
• G. Munteanu, T. McCormac E. Dempsey* ‘Fast Cyclic Voltammetry of Redox System NAD+/NADH on the Copper Nanodoped Mercury Monolayer Carbon Fiber Electrode’, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 665 (2012) 12–19.
• Baljit Singh and Eithne Dempsey*, ‘Methanol Electro-oxidation by Carbon Supported Cobalt and Nickel based Nanocomposites’, European Fuel Cell Forum, Lucerne, Switzerland June 2011.
• Baljit Singh, Eithne Dempsey*, ‘Pt based nanocomposites for direct glucose determination’ ECS Transactions’ Electrochemical Society Transactions, 219th ECS Meeting Montreal May 2011.

 

 

                                                                                                                         

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The replacement or reduction of platinum content in direct methanol fuel cell catalysts is a key aim and a range of nanomaterials (mono,bi and trimetallic) have been synthesized with this in mind.

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