Fuel Cell Research
Using Gamry Electrochemical Instrumentation for Fuel Cell Development and Testing
Converting chemical energy into electrical energy can be done in different ways, but for chemical energy stored in various fuels, like hydrogen, electrochemical fuel cells are the most direct and have the potential to be very efficient.
When it comes to fuel cells most of the basic electrochemical measurements are fairly simple. The exception to this is getting good EIS data on working cells/stacks, particularly on systems that operate at high currents.
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) can identify problems that limit a fuel cell’s efficiency, it can help optimize a cell, and it can determine anodic and cathodic process mechanisms. It is particularly good for measuring the membrane resistance in PEM fuel cells. Because of the modeling capability of EIS, you can also extract information on kinetics and mass transport in the fuel cell, both of which are crucial factors to fuel cell performance. EIS is useful in both research and QC applications.
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Many available Gamry systems can cover the various needs in fuel cell research and materials development.
An ideal solution for fuel cells that operate up to 30 A total current, and up to 20 V in the stack:
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