Maheshwari, Priyanka H. and Mathur, R. B. (2009) Improved performance of PEM fuel cell using carbon paper electrode prepared with CNT coated carbon fibers. Electrochimica Acta, 54 (28). pp. 7476-7482. ISSN 0013-4686

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Porous conducting carbon paper has been identified as the most suitable material to be used as a backing material for the fuel cell electrode. The surface of carbon fiber, the major constituent of the carbon paper was modified by: (1) removing the functional groups by heat cleaning process and (2) coating the non-functionalized carbon fiber with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). This has a marked influence on the fiber–matrix interactions during later stages of processing of carbon paper that helped in controlling its various characteristic properties. Using the carbon paper formed with CNT coated carbon fiber as electrode, the maximum power density achieved from a unit fuel cell was found to be 783 mW/cm2 as compared to 630 mW/cm2 when the paper was formed with normal fiber.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon fiber; Fuel cell; Power density; Polarization; Porosity
Subjects: Electrochemistry
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2012 12:19
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2012 12:19

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