This work was financially supported by the National 973 Project of China, the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation, and the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology of China.
Nanowire-Based High-Performance “Micro Fuel Cells”: One Nanowire, One Fuel Cell†
Article first published online: 11 APR 2008
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Volume 20, Issue 9, pages 1644–1648, May 5, 2008
How to Cite
Pan, C., Wu, H., Wang, C., Wang, B., Zhang, L., Cheng, Z., Hu, P., Pan, W., Zhou, Z., Yang, X. and Zhu, J. (2008), Nanowire-Based High-Performance “Micro Fuel Cells”: One Nanowire, One Fuel Cell. Adv. Mater., 20: 1644–1648. doi: 10.1002/adma.200700515
- Issue published online: 5 MAY 2008
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 29 AUG 2007
- Manuscript Received: 1 MAR 2007
- National 973 Project of China
- Chinese National Natural Science Foundation, and the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology of China
- fuel cells;
- power sources;
A micrometer-sized fuel cell based on Nafion/poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) nanowires is presented. The high-performance micro fuel cell containing a single NPNW proved easy to fabricate and delivered reproducible results. Values for the open-circuit voltage, maximum current-density, and power density were orders of magnitude higher than those of traditional fuel cells (see figure). Micro fuel cell assemblies may have future applications in integrated self-powered nanodevices.