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A Platinum-Free Zero-Carbon-Emission Easy Fuelling Direct Hydrazine Fuel Cell for Vehicles

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  • Koichiro Asazawa,

    1. Advanced R&D Division, Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. Ryuo, Gamo, Shiga 520-2593, Japan, Fax: (+81) 748-57-1064
    2. Department of Molecular Science and Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University, Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
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  • Koji Yamada Dr.,

    1. Advanced R&D Division, Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. Ryuo, Gamo, Shiga 520-2593, Japan, Fax: (+81) 748-57-1064
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  • Hirohisa Tanaka Dr.,

    1. Advanced R&D Division, Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. Ryuo, Gamo, Shiga 520-2593, Japan, Fax: (+81) 748-57-1064
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  • Akinori Oka,

    1. Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd. Ote-dori, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka 540-0021, Japan
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  • Masatoshi Taniguchi Dr.,

    1. Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd. Ote-dori, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka 540-0021, Japan
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  • Tetsuhiko Kobayashi Dr.

    1. Research Institute for Ubiquitous Energy Devices, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577, Japan
    2. Department of Molecular Science and Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University, Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
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  • We thank Dr. K. Oguro, Dr. K. Yasuda, and Dr. T. Ioroi (National Institute of AIST) for their advice, and Mr. K. Maeda (Sanyo Kasei) for his assistance with the synthesis of hydrazine-fixing polymers.

Abstract

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Move over, platinum: A Pt-free direct hydrazine fuel cell (DHFC), which uses an anion-exchange polymer electrolyte, shows a maximum power-generation performance of 0.5 W cm−2 (1250 mA cm−2 at 0.4 V). Its performance is comparable to that of the hydrogen polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) and far exceeds that of the direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC).

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