Synthesis of bipolar plates for fuel cells based on exfoliated graphene nanoplatelets filled polymer nanocomposites

X. Jiang, L. T. Drzal

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    Abstract

    This research explored the potential of using exfoliated graphene nanoplatelets, GNP, as the conductive filler to construct highly conductive polymeric nanocomposites to replace conventional metallic and graphite bipolar plates in the polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. PEM fuel cell is a relatively new but fast developing power system which is considered to be one of the most promising power sources for stationary and transportation application in the future. Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) was selected as the polymer matrix because of its high thermal and chemical tolerance. Solid state ball milling (SSBM) followed by compression molding was then applied to fabricate PPS/GNP nanocomposites. Results showed that PPS/GNP nanocomposites made by this method exhibit excellent mechanical and gas barrier properties but unsatisfied electrical conductivity. However, it was found that the electrical conductivity of these nanocomposites could be substantially enhanced if we combine GNP with second minor conductive filler for a positive synergistic effect. Meanwhile, the processing time of SSBM was also discovered as a critical factor in determining the electrical conductivity of the resulting GNP nanocomposites.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Society for Composites - 30th Technical Conference, ACS 2015
    PublisherDEStech Publications
    ISBN (Electronic)9781605952253
    StatePublished - 2015
    Event30th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, ASC 2015 - East Lansing, United States

    Other

    Other30th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, ASC 2015
    CountryUnited States
    CityEast Lansing
    Period9/28/159/30/15

    Profile

    Laryngeal Mucosa
    Nanocomposites
    Electric Conductivity
    Bunyaviridae
    Butylene Glycols
    Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
    Fillers
    Ball milling
    Graphene
    Caprylates
    Accessory Nerve
    Aminopyrine
    Cerebellar Ataxia
    Compression molding
    Human Engineering
    Spermatogenesis
    Polymer matrix
    General Anesthesia
    Fuel cells
    Hot Temperature

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ceramics and Composites

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    Jiang, X., & Drzal, L. T. (2015). Synthesis of bipolar plates for fuel cells based on exfoliated graphene nanoplatelets filled polymer nanocomposites. In Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 30th Technical Conference, ACS 2015 DEStech Publications.

    Synthesis of bipolar plates for fuel cells based on exfoliated graphene nanoplatelets filled polymer nanocomposites. / Jiang, X.; Drzal, L. T.

    Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 30th Technical Conference, ACS 2015. DEStech Publications, 2015.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Jiang, X & Drzal, LT 2015, Synthesis of bipolar plates for fuel cells based on exfoliated graphene nanoplatelets filled polymer nanocomposites. in Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 30th Technical Conference, ACS 2015. DEStech Publications, 30th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, ASC 2015, East Lansing, United States, 28-30 September.
    Jiang X, Drzal LT. Synthesis of bipolar plates for fuel cells based on exfoliated graphene nanoplatelets filled polymer nanocomposites. In Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 30th Technical Conference, ACS 2015. DEStech Publications. 2015.

    Jiang, X.; Drzal, L. T. / Synthesis of bipolar plates for fuel cells based on exfoliated graphene nanoplatelets filled polymer nanocomposites.

    Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 30th Technical Conference, ACS 2015. DEStech Publications, 2015.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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