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Tubular cathode prepared by a dip-coating method for low temperature DMFC

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Wen-Feng Lin, Fuyun Zhu, Professor Paul ChristensenORCiD


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A novel tubular cathode for the direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) is proposed, based on a tubular titanium mesh. A dip-coating method has been developed for its fabrication. The tubular cathode is composed of titanium mesh, a cathode diffusion layer, a catalyst layer, and a recast Nafion® film. The titanium mesh is present at the inner circumference of the diffusion layer, while the recast Nafion® film is at the outer circumference of the catalyst layer. A DMFC single cell with a 3.5 mgPt cm-2 tubular cathode was able to perform as well, in terms of power density, as a conventional planar DMFC. A peak power density of 9 mW cm-2 was reached under atmospheric air at 25 °C. © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Shao Z-G, Lin W-F, Zhu F, Christensen PA, Zhang H

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Fuel Cells

Year: 2006

Volume: 6

Issue: 5

Pages: 326-330

ISSN (print): 1615-6846

ISSN (electronic): 1615-6854

Publisher: Wiley - VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA


DOI: 10.1002/fuce.200500264


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