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Engineering - Energy Technology | Device and Materials Modeling in PEM Fuel Cells

Device and Materials Modeling in PEM Fuel Cells

Series: Topics in Applied Physics, Vol. 113

Paddison, Stephen J., Promislow, Keith S. (Eds.)

2009, XX, 588 p.

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  • Utilizes a multiscale approach to the chemical and physical phenomena of PEM fuel cells
  • Contains both fundamental (i.e. materials) and applied research

Device and Materials Modeling in PEM Fuel Cells is a specialized text that compiles the mathematical details and results of both device and materials modeling in a single volume. Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells will likely have an impact on our way of life similar to the integrated circuit. The potential applications range from the micron scale to large scale industrial production. Successful integration of PEM fuel cells into the mass market will require new materials and a deeper understanding of the balance required to maintain various operational states. This book contains articles from scientists who contribute to fuel cell models from both the materials and device perspectives. Topics such as catalyst layer performance and operation, reactor dynamics, macroscopic transport, and analytical models are covered under device modeling. Materials modeling include subjects relating to the membrane and the catalyst such as proton conduction, atomistic structural modeling, quantum molecular dynamics, and molecular-level modeling of the anode and cathode electrocatalysts.

Device and Materials Modeling in PEM Fuel Cells is ideal for professionals and researchers working with fuel cells, as well as electrical engineers and graduate students performing computational materials research, applied mathematics, and molecular physics.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Oxidation - catalysis - direct methanol fuel cell - fuel cell - microbial fuel cell - modeling - polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell - reaction kinetics - simulation

Related subjects » Energy Technology - Materials - Physical Chemistry - Systems, Storage and Harvesting

Table of contents 

Device Modeling.- Section Preface.- Modeling of PEMFC Catalyst Layer Performance and Degradation.- Catalyst Layer Operation in PEM Fuel Cells: From Structural Pictures to Tractable Models.- Reactor Dynamics of PEM Fuel Cells.- Coupled Proton and Water Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Membranes.- A Combination Model for Macroscopic Transport in Polymer-Electrolyte Membranes.- Analytical Models of a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell.- Phase Change and Hysteresis in PEMFCs.- Modeling of Two-Phase Flow and Catalytic Reaction Kinetics for DMFCs.- Thermal and Electrical Coupling in Stacks.- Materials Modeling.- Section Preface.- Proton Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Membranes Using Theory and Classical Molecular Dynamics.- Modeling the State of the Water in Polymer Electrolyte Membranes.- Proton Conduction in PEMs: Complexity, Cooperativity and Connectivity.- Atomistic Structural Modelling of Ionomer Membrane Morphology.- Quantum Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Proton Conducting Materials.- Morphology of Nafion Membranes: Microscopic and Mesoscopic Modeling.- Molecular-Level Modeling of Anode and Cathode Electrocatalysis for PEM Fuel Cells.- Reactivity of Bimetallic Nanoclusters Toward the Oxygen Reduction in Acid Medium.- Multi-Scale Modeling of CO Oxidation on Pt-Based Electrocatalysts.- Modeling Electrocatalytic Reaction Systems from First Principles.

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