Search for dissertations about: "Nafion"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 20 swedish dissertations containing the word Nafion.

  1. 1. Evaluating Cathode Catalysts in the Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell

    Author : Henrik Ekström; Göran Lindbergh; Anders Lundblad; Anthony Kucernak; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; fuel cell; humidity; model electrodes; Nafion; oxygen reduction; PEMFC; platinum; polymer electrolyte; thin film evaporation; titanium oxide; bränslecell; fuktighet; modellelektroder; Nafion; PEMFC; platina; polymerelektrolyt; syrereduktion; tunnfilmsförångning; titanoxid; Electrochemistry; Elektrokemi;

    Abstract : The polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) converts the chemical energy of hydrogen and oxygen (air) into usable electrical energy. At the cathode (the positive electrode), a considerable amount of platinum is generally required to catalyse the sluggish oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). READ MORE

  2. 2. Materials for future power sources

    Author : Mikael Ludvigsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Chemistry; Polymer electrolyte fuel cell; lithium polymer battery; polymer electrolyte; cathode materials; Nafion; lithium manganese oxide; lithium cobalt oxide; incorporation; precipitation; FTIR; Raman; X-ray; Kemi; Chemistry; Kemi; Inorganic Chemistry; oorganisk kemi;

    Abstract : Proton exchange membrane fuel cells and lithium polymer batteries are important as future power sources in electronic devices, vehicles and stationary applications. The development of these power sources involves finding and characterising materials that are well suited r the application. READ MORE

  3. 3. Nanostructured Fuel Cell Catalysts

    Author : Marie Gustavsson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : Nafion; thin film evaporation; model catalyst; electrocatalyst; acetic acid oxidation; oxygen reduction; colloidal lithography; PEMFC; screening; Pt; formaldehyde oxidation; methanol oxidation; nanofabrication; CO oxidation; polymer electrolyte; TiOx;

    Abstract : A long term challenge for society is to develop sustainable energy systems to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels and to decrease air pollution. This requires new alternatives regarding the supply of energy and increased efficiency of the future energy systems. Fuel cell technology is one such possible alternative. READ MORE

  4. 4. Molecular Interactions Studied by Electrophoretic and Diffusion NMR

    Author : Fredrik Hallberg; Peter Stilbs; István Furó; Gareth Morris; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Physical chemistry; NMR; electrophoretic NMR; Ion pairing; complexation; association; diffusion; pulsed field gradient; Nafion; Spectroscopy; Spektroskopi;

    Abstract : Even though electrophoretic NMR (eNMR) experiments may provide unique chemical information and have been performed for three decades, the technique is still rarely applied, mainly because several experimental sources of artifacts have to be controlled to achieve accurate results. In this thesis, new experimental setups and protocols for accurate and precise eNMR experiments are presented. READ MORE

  5. 5. Membrane Electrode Assemblies Based on Hydrocarbon Ionomers and New Catalyst Supports for PEM Fuel Cells

    Author : Sophie von Kraemer; Göran Lindbergh; Antonino Aricò; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; Catalyst support; Carbon; High Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell; Hydrocarbon Ionomer; Membrane Electrode Assembly; Nafion; PEFC; PEMFC; Porous Electrode; Sulfonated Polysulfone; Titanium Dioxide; Chemical engineering; Kemiteknik;

    Abstract : The proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) is a potential electrochemicalpower device for vehicles, auxiliary power units and small-scale power plants. In themembrane electrode assembly (MEA), which is the core of the PEMFC single cell,oxygen in air and hydrogen electrochemically react on separate sides of a membraneand electrical energy is generated. READ MORE