Multi-layered membrane electrode assembly fabrication by electro-spraying

J. W. Oh, H. Na, Sahn Nahm, Y. Kim, H. Choi

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Abstract

Electro-spraying process is chosen for direct deposition of catalyst electrodes on proton exchange membrane. Catalyst ink is composed of J&M 40wt.% Pt/C, Nafion ionomer, and isopropyl alcohol. After depositing catalyst electrode on both sides of membrane, MEA was heat treated in different temperature and environment and then linear polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy were conducted. I-V polarization behaviors are dependent on the heat treatment condition: improvements in the activation polarization and ohmic loss but deterioration of concentration polarization. It may be due to the change of pore structure according to heat treatment. Besides the heat treatment, functional layer is designed to facilitate transfer reactions. Ionomer rich thin layer is inserted between membrane and electrode while thin film having lower ionomer content than electrode is deposited between electrode and gas diffusion layer. By inserting functional layer, concentration polarization resistance can be markedly reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Pages1075-1083
Number of pages9
Volume58
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Spraying
Ionomers
Polarization
Membranes
Fabrication
Electrodes
Heat treatment
Catalysts
Diffusion in gases
Pore structure
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
Ink
Deterioration
Ion exchange
Protons
Alcohols
Chemical activation
Thin films
Temperature

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Oh, J. W., Na, H., Nahm, S., Kim, Y., & Choi, H. (2013). Multi-layered membrane electrode assembly fabrication by electro-spraying. In ECS Transactions (1 ed., Vol. 58, pp. 1075-1083). Electrochemical Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1149/05801.1075ecst

Multi-layered membrane electrode assembly fabrication by electro-spraying. / Oh, J. W.; Na, H.; Nahm, Sahn; Kim, Y.; Choi, H.

ECS Transactions. Vol. 58 1. ed. Electrochemical Society Inc., 2013. p. 1075-1083.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Oh, JW, Na, H, Nahm, S, Kim, Y & Choi, H 2013, Multi-layered membrane electrode assembly fabrication by electro-spraying. in ECS Transactions. 1 edn, vol. 58, Electrochemical Society Inc., pp. 1075-1083. https://doi.org/10.1149/05801.1075ecst
Oh JW, Na H, Nahm S, Kim Y, Choi H. Multi-layered membrane electrode assembly fabrication by electro-spraying. In ECS Transactions. 1 ed. Vol. 58. Electrochemical Society Inc. 2013. p. 1075-1083 https://doi.org/10.1149/05801.1075ecst
Oh, J. W. ; Na, H. ; Nahm, Sahn ; Kim, Y. ; Choi, H. / Multi-layered membrane electrode assembly fabrication by electro-spraying. ECS Transactions. Vol. 58 1. ed. Electrochemical Society Inc., 2013. pp. 1075-1083
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