Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) Flow Field Plate: Design, Materials and Characterisation

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This review describes some recent developments in the area of flow field plates (FFPs) for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). The function, parameters and design of FFPs in PEM fuel cells are outlined and considered in light of their performance. FFP materials and manufacturing methods are discussed and current in situ and ex situ characterisation techniques are described.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-509
Number of pages21
JournalFuel Cells
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2010


  • Design; Materials, Bipolar Plate, PEMFC, Flow Field Plate