High-Throughput Fluorescent Screening and Machine Learning for Feature Selection of Electrocatalysts for the Alkaline Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction

Jeremy L. Hitt, Dasol Yoon, Jeffrey R. Shallenberger, David A. Muller, Thomas E. Mallouk

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Abstract

A parallel fluorescent screening method was used to evaluate active catalysts for the alkaline hydrogen oxidation reaction (HOR). A library of 1584 catalyst samples containing single element, binary, and ternary combinations was prepared in high-throughput fashion from 12 elements (Pt, Ag, Au, Co, Cu, Fe, Hg, Ni, Pb, Pd, Rh, and Sn) and was screened for their HOR onset potentials in an alkaline electrolyte. One of the most active alloys, Pt6Sn4, was tested in an alkaline polymer membrane fuel cell and produced a power density of 132 mW/(cm2·mg of Pt) compared with 103 mW/(cm2·mg of Pt) for a Pt/C reference catalyst. The compositions, morphologies, surface chemistries, and atomic structures of the catalysts were characterized to better understand the trends in their properties. The HOR onset potentials measured in the screening experiments were then used to create a database that was combined with elemental descriptors to train several machine learning models. The most accurate models were used to predict new alloy catalysts and rank the importance of each feature in the data set.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16299-16312
Number of pages14
JournalACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
Volume10
Issue number49
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 12 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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