A method for cleaning the electrochemical catalyst of fuel cell electrodes that is performed by applying a power pulse, using a low-power supply, across the fuel cell electrodes. The power pulse removes chemisorbed chemical species from the electrochemical catalyst of the electrodes.
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 This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7450-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.