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Title: Carbon nanotubes based nafion composite membranes for fuel cell applications
Authors: Cele, NP
Ray, SS
Pillai, SK
Ndwandwe, M
Nonjola, S
Sikhwivhilu, L
Mathe, M
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes
Fuel cells
Nanocomposite membranes
Thermal properties
Water uptake
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Cele, NP, Ray, SS, Pillai, SK et al. 2009. Carbon nanotubes based nafion composite membranes for fuel cell applications. Fuel Cells, Vol 10(1), pp 64-71
Abstract: Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) containing Nafion composite membranes were prepared via melt-blending at 250 °C. Using three different types of CNTs such as pure CNTs (pCNTs), oxidised CNTs (oCNTs) and amine functionalised CNTs (fCNTs); the effect of CNTs surface oxidation as well as functionalisation in composite membranes was investigated by focussing on three aspects: thermo-mechanical stability, thermal degradation and proton conductivity. The oCNTs-containing Nafion composite membrane exhibited concurrent improvement in most of the properties as compared to that of pure Nafion or other CNTs-containing Nafion composite membranes
Description: Copyright: 2009. Wiley-Blackwell. This is the post-print version of the work. The definitive version is published in the Fuel Cells Journal, Vol. 10(1), pp 64-71
URI: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fuce.200900056/pdf
ISSN: 1615-6846
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