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dc.contributor.authorGostick, Jeffrey Thomas
dc.contributor.authorIoannidis, Marios A.
dc.contributor.authorFowler, Michael W.
dc.contributor.authorPritzker, Mark D. 19:47:33 (GMT) 19:47:33 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThe final publication is available at Elsevier via © 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
dc.description.abstractThe condition of liquid water breakthrough at the cathode of polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEMFC) is studied experimentally and data on corresponding water saturation and capillary pressure are provided for gas diffusion layers (GDL) with and without a microporous layer (MPL). The data demonstrate that the GDL saturation at water breakthrough is drastically reduced from ca. 25% to ca. 5% in the presence of MPL This observation is consistent with considerations of invasion percolation in finite-size lattices and suggests an explanation for the role of MPL in improving PEMFC performance at high current densities.en
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dc.subjectPolymer electrolyte membrane fuel cellen
dc.subjectGas diffusion layeren
dc.subjectMicroporous layeren
dc.subjectWater managementen
dc.subjectCapillary pressureen
dc.titleOn the role of the microporous layer in PEMFC operationen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGostick, J. T., Ioannidis, M. A., Fowler, M. W., & Pritzker, M. D. (2009). On the role of the microporous layer in PEMFC operation. Electrochemistry Communications, 11(3), 576–579.
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Engineeringen
uws.contributor.affiliation2Chemical Engineeringen

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