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Effects of graphitization of PAN-based carbon fiber cloth on its use as gas diffusion layers in proton exchange membrane fuel cells

Ko, Tse-Hao and Liao, Yuan-Kai and Liu, Ching-Han (2007) Effects of graphitization of PAN-based carbon fiber cloth on its use as gas diffusion layers in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. New Carbon Materials, 22 (2). 97 - 101.

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Abstract

Gas diffusion layers (GDL) in proton exchange membrane fuel cells were prepared by graphitization of polyacrylonitrile carbon fiber cloths, to enhance their properties, such as, electrical conductivity, which was examined by electrical tests, X-ray diffraction, and elemental analysis. The results indicated that electrical resistivity declined, Lc increased, and d002 decreased with an increase in the heat-treatment temperature. Carbon fiber cloths with a higher heat-treatment temperature performed better as GDLs in terms of current density and power density.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fuel cell; Gas diffusion layer; Graphitization
Subjects:Technology > Nanotechnology and energy applications
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:8690
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:22 Apr 2010 11:19
Last Modified:22 Apr 2010 11:19

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