Fuel Cells: The Effects of Catalyst Layer Deposition Methodology on Electrode Performance (Adv. Energy Mater. 5/2013)

Authors

  • Huei-Ru “Molly” Jhong,

    1. Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL, USA
    2. International Institute for Carbon Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
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  • Fikile R. Brushett,

    1. Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL, USA
    2. Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA
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  • Paul J. A. Kenis

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL, USA
    2. International Institute for Carbon Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    • Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL, USA.
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Abstract

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The front cover shows the three-dimensional rendering of a gas diffusion electrode, used in fuel cells and CO2 electrolyzers, where a thin, uniform, and crack-free catalyst layer is crucial to efficient operation. On page 589, Paul J. A. Kenis and co-workers employ coupled micro-computed X-ray tomography and electrochemical analyses to characterize electrode structure–performance relationships as a function of catalyst layer deposition methodology. Cover image: Alex Jerez, The Imaging Technology Group at Beckman Institute.

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