A novel polymer electrolyte fuel cell for laboratory investigations and in-situ contact resistance measurements
2001 (English)In: Electrochimica Acta, ISSN 0013-4686, E-ISSN 0019-4686, Vol. 46, no 19, 2899-2911 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A novel polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell and assembly was developed for laboratory investigations. In this cell a simultaneous measurement of clamping pressure and contact resistances is possible. In the study presented this paper, the cell was utilised in in-situ contact resistance measurements of unplated and plated stainless steel (type 316). These contact resistances were studied in situ as a function of time, clamping pressure, gas pressure and current density. Ex-situ measurements were used to validate the in-situ contact resistance measurements. The validity and error sources of the applied in-situ measurement method were studied using both computer simulations and experiments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 46, no 19, 2899-2911 p.
fuel cell, contact resistance, clamping pressure, stainless steel, platinum plating, stainless-steel, bipolar plates, performance, design
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-20774ISI: 000169787600001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-20774DiVA: diva2:339471
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