Nanostructured and Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells

San Ping Jiang, Pei Kang Shen

December 7, 2013 by CRC Press
Reference - 600 Pages - 20 Color & 266 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466512504 - CAT# K14906
Series: Advances in Materials Science and Engineering


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  • Offers up-to-date coverage of the latest developments and challenges in advanced materials for a wide variety of fuel cells
  • Covers solid oxide fuel cells, direct carbon fuel cells, microbial fuel cells, proton exchange membrane fuel cells, and low-temperature fuel cells
  • Explores the fundamental sciences involved in various fuel cell operations and the technological developments in material science and engineering for materials fabrication
  • Features information on characterization, electrochemical properties, and power generation performance
  • Discusses the relationship among the performance, activity, stability, and materials microstructure with respect to fuel cell systems and applications


Boasting chapters written by leading international experts, Nanostructured and Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells provides an overview of the progress that has been made so far in the material and catalyst development for fuel cells. The book covers the most recent developments detailing all aspects of synthesis, characterization, and performance.

It offers an overview on the principles, classifications, and types of fuels used in fuel cells, and discusses the critical properties, design, and advances made in various sealing materials. It provides an extensive review on the design, configuration, fabrication, modeling, materials, and stack performance of μ-SOFC technology, and addresses the advancement and challenges in the synthesis, characterization, and fundamental understanding of the catalytic activity of nitrogen-carbon, carbon, and noncarbon-based electro catalysts for PEM fuel cells. The authors explore the atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique, summarize the advancements in the fundamental understanding of the most successful Nafion membranes, and focus on the development of alternative and composite membranes for direct alcohol fuel cells (DAFCs). They also review current challenges and consider future development in the industry.

  • Includes 17 chapters, 262 figures, and close to 2000 references
  • Provides an extensive review of the carbon, nitrogen-carbon, and noncarbon-based electro catalysts for fuel cells
  • Presents an update on the latest materials development in conventional fuel cells and emerging fuel cells

This text is a single-source reference on the latest advances in the nano-structured materials and electro catalysts for fuel cells, the most efficient and emerging energy conversion technologies for the twenty-first century. It serves as a valuable resource for students, materials engineers, and researchers interested in fuel cell technology.