Scanning electron microscopic studies of porous carbon electrodes used in alkaline fuel cells

Yazaydin A., Eroglu I. , Han E., Turker L.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING COMMUNICATIONS, cilt.190, ss.976-985, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 190
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00986440390207558
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.976-985


Multilayer, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-bonded gas diffusion-type electrodes were prepared by the rolling method. Changing the electrode structure and manufacturing method improved alkaline fuel cell performance. Activated carbon or carbon black was used as the support material, with platinum as a catalyst and nickel screen as the backing material. Double-layer electrodes possessed both active and diffusion layers on the backing layer. However, the single-layer electrodes had only the active layer on the backing layer. The electrodes were prepared by using different PTFE contents and platinum loadings.