The effect of materials on proton exchange membrane fuel cell electrode performance

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The effect of materials on proton exchange membrane fuel cell electrode performance. / Millington, Benjamin; Du, Shangfeng; Pollet, Bruno.

In: Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 196, No. 21, 01.11.2011, p. 9013-9017.

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title = "The effect of materials on proton exchange membrane fuel cell electrode performance",
abstract = "This paper describes the optimisation in the fabrication materials and techniques used in proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) electrodes. The effect on the performance of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) from the solvents used in producing catalyst inks is reported. Comparison in MEA performances between various gas diffusion layers (GDLs) and the importance of microporous layers (MPLs) in gas diffusion electrodes (GDEs) are also shown. It was found that the best performances were achieved for GDEs using tetrahydrofuran (THF) as the solvent in the catalyst ink formulation and Sigracet 10BC as the GDL. The results also showed that our in-house painted GDEs were comparable to commercial ones (using Johnson Matthey HiSpec (TM) and E-TEK catalysts). (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
keywords = "Catalyst inks, Gas diffusion electrode, Membrane electrode assembly, Proton exchange membrane fuel cell, Gas diffusion layer",
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