Fuel cell performance of polymer electrolyte membrane based on hexafluorinated sulfonated poly(ether sulfone)

Title
Fuel cell performance of polymer electrolyte membrane based on hexafluorinated sulfonated poly(ether sulfone)
Authors
남비김형준장종현조은애이상엽임태훈홍성안
Keywords
Sulfonated polymer; PEMFC; Membrane electrode assembly; Electrolyte membrane; Polymer electrolyte fuel cell
Issue Date
2009-04
Publisher
Polymer bulletin
Citation
VOL 62, NO 4, 457-468
Abstract
The potential-current fuel cell characteristics of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) using hexafluorinated sulfonated poly(ether sulfone) copolymer are compared to those of Nafion based MEAs in the case of proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) and direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC). The hexafluorinated copolymer with 60 mol% of monosulfonated comonomer based acid form membrane is chosen for this study due to its high proton conductivity, high thermal stability, low methanol permeability, and its insolubility in boiling water. The catalyst powder is directly coated on the membrane and the catalyst coated membrane is used to fabricate MEAs for both fuel cells. A current density of 530 mA cm-2 at 0.6 V is obtained at 70 C with H2/air as the fuel and oxidant. The peak power density of 110 mW cm-2 is obtained at 80 C under specific DMFC operating conditions. Other electrochemical characteristics such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and linear sweep voltammetry are also studied.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/35223
ISSN
0170-0839
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