A FIB-SEM study on correlations between PEFC electrocatalyst microstructure and cell performance

Makito Okumura, Yohei Nagamatsu, Zhiyun Noda, Yuya Tachikawa, Takeshi Daio, Akari Hayashi, Kazunari Sasaki

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Abstract

PEFC electrocatalyst microstructure strongly influences cell performance. In this study, Nafion ionomer content in the cathode electrocatalyst layer is systematically varied to modify the electrocatalyst microstructure. Current-voltage characteristics of the membrane-electrode-assemblies are measured and then the electrocatalyst microstructure is observed by the focused-ion-beam coupled scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) to examine the correlations between the 3D microstructure and the cell performance. Although technical limitation was found for FIBSEM analysis, certain correlations were also established.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 15, PEFC 15
EditorsH. A. Gasteiger, V. K. Ramani, J. M. Fenton, T. J. Schmidt, D. J. Jones, K. E. Ayers, K. A. Perry, T. F. Fuller, B. S. Pivovar, K. Shinohara, F. N. Buchi, R. A. Mantz, C. Coutanceau, P. Strasser, A. Z. Weber, K. Swider-Lyons, H. Uchida, M. Edmundson, S. Mitsushima, S. R. Narayanan
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Pages709-714
Number of pages6
Edition17
ISBN (Electronic)9781607685395
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
EventSymposium on Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 15, PEFC 2015 - 228th ECS Meeting - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2015Oct 15 2015

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number17
Volume69
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Other

OtherSymposium on Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 15, PEFC 2015 - 228th ECS Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period10/11/1510/15/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Okumura, M., Nagamatsu, Y., Noda, Z., Tachikawa, Y., Daio, T., Hayashi, A., & Sasaki, K. (2015). A FIB-SEM study on correlations between PEFC electrocatalyst microstructure and cell performance. In H. A. Gasteiger, V. K. Ramani, J. M. Fenton, T. J. Schmidt, D. J. Jones, K. E. Ayers, K. A. Perry, T. F. Fuller, B. S. Pivovar, K. Shinohara, F. N. Buchi, R. A. Mantz, C. Coutanceau, P. Strasser, A. Z. Weber, K. Swider-Lyons, H. Uchida, M. Edmundson, S. Mitsushima, ... S. R. Narayanan (Eds.), Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 15, PEFC 15 (17 ed., pp. 709-714). (ECS Transactions; Vol. 69, No. 17). Electrochemical Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1149/06917.0709ecst