The Effect of Magnetic Field on Catalytic Properties in Core-Shell Type Particles

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Abstract

Magnetic field effects can provide a handle on steering chemical reactions and manipulating yields. The presence of a magnetic field can influence the energy levels of the active species by interacting with their spin states. Here we demonstrate the effect of a magnetic field on the electrocatalytic processes taking place on platinum-based nanoparticles in fuel cell conditions. We have identified a shift in the potentials representing hydrogen adsorption and desorption, present in all measurements recorded in the presence of a magnetic field. We argue that the changes in electrochemical behavior are a result of the interactions between the magnetic field and the unpaired spin states of hydrogen.

Original languageEnglish
Article number163
Number of pages9
JournalFrontiers in Chemistry
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • electrochemistry
  • fuel cell
  • magnetic field—effects
  • magneto-electrocatalysis
  • oxygen reduction (ORR)

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