Catalyzed microelectrode mediated by PPy/Nafion® composite film for microfabricated fuel cells

Chunhua Feng, Philip Ching Ho Chan, I. Ming Hsing

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A novel Si-based micromachined electrode composed of polypyrrole (PPy)/Nafion® film and electrochemically deposited Pt nanocatalysts was prepared for microfabricated fuel cell applications. In addition to its high surface area to host nanocatalyst particles, the PPy/Nafion composite film offers good electron and proton conductivity, and the fabrication of such films is largely compatible with the micromachining process. The resulting catalyzed microelectrodes exhibit high electrochemically active surface area and high catalyst utilization. The corresponding Si-based micro membrane-electrode assembly demonstrates good cell polarization characteristics using the H2/O2feed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-15
Number of pages4
JournalFuel Cells Bulletin
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology

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