FIB-SEM 3-dimensional nanostructure observation of PEFC electrocatalyst layers

H. Manabe, Y. Nakazato, M. Okumura, J. Matsuda, Z. Noda, A. Hayashi, K. Sasaki

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Abstract

The electrocatalyst layer of the polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) has a complicated three-dimensional nanostructure. In order to realize high fuel cell performance, optimization of the nanostructure of the electrocatalyst layer is essential. However, detailed observation of their nanostructures is still a scientific and technological issue. In this study, the observation and quantitative evaluation of the porous electrocatalyst layers using various materials are carried out by applying various image observation and processing procedures using the focused-ion-beam coupled scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM). The selection of suitable thresholding methods is found to be important in the quantitative evaluation of pore side distribution in PEFC electrocatalyst layers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions
EditorsC. Coutanceau, S. Narayan, Y.-T. Kim, Y. Gochi-Ponce, B.S. Pivovar, T.F. Fuller, R.A. Mantz, P. Shirvanian, D.J. Jones, F. Buechi, V.K. Ramani, J.M. Fenton, K.E. Swider-Lyons, T.J. Schmidt, K.E. Ayers, A.Z. Weber, P.N. Pintauro, P. Strasser, H. Xu, S. Mitsushima, H. Gasteiger, H. Uchida
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Pages69-75
Number of pages7
Edition13
ISBN (Electronic)9781607685395
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
EventSymposium on Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers 18, PEFC and E 2018 - AiMES 2018, ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Sep 30 2018Oct 4 2018

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number13
Volume86
ISSN (Print)1938-6737
ISSN (Electronic)1938-5862

Other

OtherSymposium on Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers 18, PEFC and E 2018 - AiMES 2018, ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period9/30/1810/4/18

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Manabe, H., Nakazato, Y., Okumura, M., Matsuda, J., Noda, Z., Hayashi, A., & Sasaki, K. (2018). FIB-SEM 3-dimensional nanostructure observation of PEFC electrocatalyst layers. In C. Coutanceau, S. Narayan, Y-T. Kim, Y. Gochi-Ponce, B. S. Pivovar, T. F. Fuller, R. A. Mantz, P. Shirvanian, D. J. Jones, F. Buechi, V. K. Ramani, J. M. Fenton, K. E. Swider-Lyons, T. J. Schmidt, K. E. Ayers, A. Z. Weber, P. N. Pintauro, P. Strasser, H. Xu, S. Mitsushima, H. Gasteiger, ... H. Uchida (Eds.), ECS Transactions (13 ed., pp. 69-75). (ECS Transactions; Vol. 86, No. 13). Electrochemical Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1149/08613.0069ecst