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      Composite membrane; relative humidity; surface area; PEFC.

    • Abstract

       

      Polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) employ membrane electrolytes for proton transport during the cell reaction. The membrane forms a key component of the PEFC and its performance is controlled by several physical parameters, viz. water up-take, ion-exchange capacity, proton conductivity and humidity. The article presents an overview on Nafion membranes highlighting their merits and demerits with efforts on modified-Nafion membranes.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      A K Sahu1 S Pitchumani1 P Sridhar1 A K Shukla2

      1. Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi 630 006, India
      2. Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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