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Electrically conductive LCP-carbon composite with low carbon content for bipolar plate applications in PEM fuel cells

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Wolf, Hannes ; Willert-Porada, Monika:
Electrically conductive LCP-carbon composite with low carbon content for bipolar plate applications in PEM fuel cells.
In: Journal of Power Sources. Vol. 153 (January 2006) Issue 1 . - pp. 41-46.
ISSN 0378-7753
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2005.03.182

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Lightweight polymer-carbon composites with high specific electrical conductivity at a carbon content below 40 vol.% were developed. The electrical and mechanical properties and the hydrogen permeability of carbon fiber and particle reinforced liquid crystalline polymers were examined. Vectra® A 950, SIGRAFIL® carbon fibers and Vulcan® XC 72 R carbon black were employed. The composites are found to have sufficient mechanical properties and a hydrogen permeability low enough to be utilised as bipolar plate material in fuel cell applications. The density of the new composite is 20% lower than the density of commercial bipolar plates made from carbon reinforced polymeric composite materials, due to the lower carbon content. The current density at 0.5 V in an operating fuel cell is only 20% lower compared to commercial materials with more than 80 vol.% carbon content and meets the requirements for bipolar plate application.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: LCP; Composite; Carbon; Bipolar plate; Fuel cell
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Ehemalige Professoren > Chair Materials Processing - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Willert-Porada
Research Institutions > Research Units > ZET - Zentrum für Energietechnik
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Materials Processing
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Units
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Ehemalige Professoren
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 500 Natural sciences
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 14:03
Last Modified: 05 May 2015 14:03
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/11517