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Materials Science and Engineering

2011

Fuel Cells

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Ion Mobility Studies Of Functional Polymeric Materials For Fuel Cells And Lithium Ion Batteries, Shilpi Sanghi Sep 2011

Ion Mobility Studies Of Functional Polymeric Materials For Fuel Cells And Lithium Ion Batteries, Shilpi Sanghi

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The research presented in this thesis focuses on developing new functional polymeric materials that can conduct ions, H+, or OH- or Li+. The motivation behind this work was to understand the similarities and/or differences in the structure property relationships between polymer membranes and the conductivity of H+ and OH- ions, and between polymer membranes and the anhydrous conductivity of H+ and Li+ ions. This understanding is critical to developing durable polymer membranes with high H+, OH- and Li+ ion conductivity for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), alkaline anion exchange membrane fuel cells (AAEMFCs) and lithium ion batteries respectively ...