On-line mass spectrometry study of carbon corrosion in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells

Hyung Suk Oh, Jong Gil Oh, Seungjoo Haam, Kundu Arunabha, Bumwook Roh, Inchul Hwang, Hansung Kim

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Abstract

The electrochemical corrosion of carbon catalyst supports in polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells is investigated by monitoring the generation of CO2 using an on-line mass spectrometer at a constant potential of 1.4 V. Our results suggest that carbon supports with a high degree of graphitization are more corrosion-resistant, which results in a dramatic improvement of the catalyst durability. We also show that CO2 measurements performed using on-line mass spectrometry represent a time-effective and reliable method for studying the electrochemical corrosion of carbon supports in PEM fuel cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1048-1051
Number of pages4
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Hyundai Motors Company and Korea Research Foundation Grant (KRF-2003-005-D00002).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrochemistry

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