Infrared thermographic defect detection in fuel cell gas diffusion electrodes
Polymer Electrolyte Membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are energy conversion devices that offer high power densities and high efficiencies for mobile and other applications. Successful introduction into the marketplace requires addressing cost barriers such as production volumes and platinum content. The platinum-catalyst employed in PEMFC electrodes is a primary cost driver for manufacturing. For cost reduction, it is vital to minimize waste during large-scale production of electrodes, including gas diffusion electrodes (GDEs), by developing quality control (QC) diagnostics suitable for a continuous ...
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