Thin Film Processing › Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Hydrogen fuel cells, or polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs), hold great promise for addressing the world’s growing energy production problem due to their high efficiency, high energy density, high power density, and zero emissions. However, cost must still be reduced dramatically and durability must be improved significantly. To assist in meeting these challenges, the efforts in the ORNL Materials Processing Group target materials processing, process modeling and simulation, measurement of material properties, and advanced materials characterization for applied PEFC research. The unique materials processing facilities include slot-die coating and tape casting for electrocatalyst layers, microporous layers, and gas diffusion electrodes. Process modeling capabilities consist of in-house computer models for understanding the fundamental component behavior, material interactions, transport phenomena, water management, and electrochemical kinetics for PEFCs, phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFCs), alkaline fuel cells (AFCs), and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Material characterization studies that focus on chemical degradation and new materials are being conducted in close collaboration with other ORNL researchers such as those at the High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML).
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