Fuel cells based on electrolyte and non-electrolyte separators
2011 (English)In: Energy & Environmental Science, ISSN 1754-5692, Vol. 4, no 8, 2986-2992 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In the long-history of fuel cell R&D, the electrolyte is an essential part in a three-component configuration because it separates the anode and cathode to realize the fuel cell's functions. We report here non-electrolyte separator fuel cells (NEFCs) compared with electrolyte based fuel cells (EBFCs). The NEFC consists of single- or dual-components based on mixed ionic and semi-conductors but with no electrolyte separator. A maximum power density of 680 mW cm(-2) has been achieved by the NEFC at 550 degrees C. The NEFCs exhibit performances comparable to, and in some cases even better than, those of conventional EBFCs. The design of NEFCs, new material functionalities and device performances may contribute to new fuel cell R&D.
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2011. Vol. 4, no 8, 2986-2992 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-37544DOI: 10.1039/c1ee01202aISI: 000293213600047ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79960975057OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-37544DiVA: diva2:434708
QC 201108162011-08-162011-08-152011-08-16Bibliographically approved