Nanocomposite SPEEK/titania nanosheets (TNS) proton exchange membranes for fuel cell applications

Debora Marani*, Silvia Licoccia, Enrico Traversa, Masaru Miyayama

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Abstract

SPEEK-based composite membranes containing various amounts of titania nanosheets (TNS) as inorganic fillers were investigated for proton exchange membrane fuel cell applications. The samples were characterized for water uptake, proton conductivity (EIS), and structural features (SEM and XRD). Composites at low inorganic additive contents exhibited improved properties in terms of proton conductivity and water uptake behavior. Best improvements were observed for the composite containing only 0.95 wt% of TNS. This result could be associated to the unique nature of the two dimensional nanostructure of the inorganic additive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAsian Ceramic Science for Electronics III and Electroceramics in Japan XII
Pages447-450
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 8 2010
Event6th Asian Meeting on Electroceramics, AMEC-6, in conjunction with the Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: Oct 22 2008Oct 24 2008

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume421-422
ISSN (Print)1013-9826

Other

Other6th Asian Meeting on Electroceramics, AMEC-6, in conjunction with the Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan
CountryJapan
CityTsukuba
Period10/22/0810/24/08

Keywords

  • Composite membranes
  • Proton conductivity
  • Titania nanosheets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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