Hydroxide Conductors for Energy Conversion Devices
Alkaline exchange membrane fuel cell (AEMFC) is a novel type of fuel cell, which can use non-precious metal as catalysts. However, the stability of cations on the alkaline exchange membrane is still an issue. We use density functional theory to investigate cation degradation pathways in order to improve the lifetime of alkaline membrane fuel cells. With the help of computational modeling, more cations are being modeled, synthesized, and tested at NREL to further improve their stability in AEM, promising cheaper and more durable AEMFCs in the future.
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