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dc.contributor.author Cele, NP
dc.contributor.author Ray, SS
dc.contributor.author Kesavan Pillai, Sreejarani
dc.contributor.author Ndwandwe, M
dc.contributor.author Nonjola, S
dc.contributor.author Sikhwivhilu, L
dc.contributor.author Mathe, M
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-20T09:27:25Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-20T09:27:25Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Cele, N.P., Ray, S.S., Kesavan Pillai, S. et al. 2009. Carbon nanotubes based nafion composite membranes for fuel cell applications. Fuel Cells, Vol 10(1), pp 64-71 en
dc.identifier.issn 1615-6846
dc.identifier.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fuce.200900056/pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4179
dc.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 en
dc.description.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 en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en
dc.subject Carbon nanotubes en
dc.subject Fuel cells en
dc.subject Nafion en
dc.subject Nanocomposite membranes en
dc.subject Thermal properties en
dc.subject Water uptake en
dc.title Carbon nanotubes based nafion composite membranes for fuel cell applications en
dc.type Article en


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