Charge carriers in alkaline direct oxidation fuel cells

Liang An, T. S. Zhao, Yinshi Li, Qixing Wu

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Contrary to conventional wisdom, this study demonstrates that the main charge carrier of alkaline direct oxidation fuel cells (DOFCs) running on ethanol with a cation exchange membrane (typically Nafion) is OH- ions, rather than Na+ ions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7536-7538
Number of pages3
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Pollution


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