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Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFCs)

  • Akari HayashiEmail author
  • Masamichi Nishihara
  • Junko Matsuda
  • Kazunari Sasaki
Chapter
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

This chapter describes operating principles of polymer electrolyte fuel cells. The fundamental components (electrolyte, electrode, and gas diffusion layer) are explained from the viewpoint of material science, followed by a description of cells and stack structures.

Keywords

PEFC MEA Proton conductivity Nafion Pt Carbon FCV Hydrogen utilization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akari Hayashi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Masamichi Nishihara
    • 2
  • Junko Matsuda
    • 2
  • Kazunari Sasaki
    • 1
  1. 1.International Research Center for Hydrogen EnergyKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER)Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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