Parts of this work have been conducted with the support of CREST, the Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST), and a grant-in-aid for Scientific Research in the priority area of DMFCs (Grant No. 13134101) from The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture, Japan.
Polymer Electrolyte Membranes with a Pore-Filling Structure for a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell†
Article first published online: 21 JUL 2003
Copyright © 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 15, Issue 14, pages 1198–1201, July, 2003
How to Cite
Yamaguchi, T., Miyata, F. and Nakao, S. (2003), Polymer Electrolyte Membranes with a Pore-Filling Structure for a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell. Adv. Mater., 15: 1198–1201. doi: 10.1002/adma.200304926
- Issue published online: 21 JUL 2003
- Article first published online: 21 JUL 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 APR 2003
- Manuscript Received: 29 JAN 2003
- Fuel cells, direct methanol;
- Membranes, pore-filling;
- Methanol transport;
- Polymer electrolytes
Pore-filling membranes that are composed of a porous substrate and a filling polymer electrolyte have been developed. These polyelectrolyte membranes demonstrate low permeation with respect to methanol, high proton conductivity, good mechanical strength, chemical stability, and low cost, making them ideal for use in direct methanol fuel cells. The necessary characteristics can also be controlled by changing the substrate and the filling polymer electrolyte.