Advances in Fabrication, Characterization, Testing, and Diagnosis of High-Performance Electrodes for PEM Fuel Cells

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TypeBook Chapter
Book titleSolid State Electrochemistry II: Electrodes, Interfaces and Ceramic Membranes: First Edition
Pages331382; # of pages: 52
AbstractTo meet the performance, durability, and cost requirements that will enable the widespread use of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology, researchers have focused a great deal of attention on the fabrication, characterization, testing, and diagnosis of high-performance electrodes. To date, significant efforts have been made to optimize the structure, components, and fabrication methods of PEM fuel cell electrodes, and remarkable advances have been achieved. Concurrently, a wide range of characterization and diagnostic tools have been developed to obtain a fundamental understanding of the electrode process and microstructure and to provide benchmark quality data for modeling research. In this chapter, fundamental and advanced fabrication methods for high-performance electrodes of PEM fuel cells are systematically reviewed. The commonly used techniques for characterizing the physical properties of PEM fuel cell electrodes, such as surface morphology, microstructure, physical characteristics, and composition, are described. Attempts are made to review the various tools for diagnosing electrode behavior and to incorporate the most recent technical advances in PEM fuel cell diagnosis. The capabilities and weaknesses of the different techniques are also discussed. © 2011 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation (IFCI-IIPC)
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NPARC number21271243
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