Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 377–379 | Cite as

Electrostatic self-assembly Pd particles on Nafion™ membrane surface to reduce methanol crossover

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Polypyrrole Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Absorbance Band Nafion Membrane Methanol Permeability 
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© Science in China Press 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Haolin Tang
    • 1
  • Mu Pan
    • 1
  • Shichun Mu
    • 1
  • Runzhang Yuan
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and ProcessingWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina

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