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Spatially resolved diagnostic methods for polymer electrolyte fuel cells: a review
Article first published online: 22 AUG 2013
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment
Volume 3, Issue 3, pages 254–275, May/June 2014
How to Cite
Kalyvas, C., Kucernak, A., Brett, D., Hinds, G., Atkins, S. and Brandon, N. (2014), Spatially resolved diagnostic methods for polymer electrolyte fuel cells: a review. WIREs Energy Environ., 3: 254–275. doi: 10.1002/wene.86
- Issue published online: 18 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 22 AUG 2013
This review discusses the range of diagnostic techniques reported in the literature for spatially resolved studies of operating fuel cells. In situ diagnostic techniques continue to reveal more about the working of fuel cells and in so doing allow for improved cell hardware design, materials selection, and choice of operating conditions to realize advanced electrochemical performance and longevity. These techniques also allow us to scrutinize the validity of conventional bulk electrical measurements and develop detailed models of fuel cell operation.