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Title: Poly(2, 5-benzimidazole)-based polymer electrolyte membranes for high-temperature fuel cell applications
Authors: Bao, Xujin
Liu, Qingting
Keywords: Poly(2, 5-benzimidazole)
OctaAmmonium POSS
Polymer electrolyte membranes
High-temperature PEMFC
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: NSTI
Citation: BAO, X. and LIU, Q., 2010. Poly(2, 5-benzimidazole)-based polymer electrolyte membranes for high-temperature fuel cell applications. IN: Proceedings of 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology conference (Nanotech 2010), 21-24 June 2010, Anaheim, United States, pp.781-784.
Abstract: The synthesis and characterizations of novel organic-inorganic composite membrane materials formed by poly(2, 5-benzimidazole)/OctaAmmonium POSS® (ABPBI/OA-POSS) are reported. An uniform dispersion of nanoparticles in the membrane with excellent mechanical properties was obtained from ABPBI containing 3% OA-POSS membranes (ABPBI/3OA). Upon impregnation with phosphoric acid, the composite membranes presented higher phosphoric acid uptakes and proton conductivities than that of the pristine ABPBI membranes. The highest proton conductivity of 0.25S/cm was achieved from ABPBI/3OA membrane with 241% of phosphoric acid uptake at 160d̀C without humidification. These properties make them very good candidates as the membranes for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) at temperatures up to 160d̀C.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22419
Publisher Link: http://www.nsti.org/procs/Nanotech2010v3/11/W23.204
ISBN: 9781439834015
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