Porous Transport Layer Degradation

Authored by: Walter Mérida

PEM Fuel Cell Failure Mode Analysis

Print publication date:  August  2011
Online publication date:  August  2011

Print ISBN: 9781439839171
eBook ISBN: 9781439839188
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5.1 Introduction

5.2 Material Types, Functions, and Requirements

Manufacturing Processes

5.3 Properties and Characterization Protocols

Mechanical PropertiesElectrical ConductivityThermal ConductivityHydrophobicityPorosity and Pore Size DistributionsContact Angles

5.4 Degradation Mechanisms

Physical Degradation: Mechanical and Thermal EffectsChemical and Electrochemical Degradation: Mass Transport EffectsMitigation Strategies

5.5 Summary


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