Device and Materials Modeling in PEM Fuel Cells

  • Stephen J. Paddison
  • Keith S. Promislow

Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 113)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Device Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean St-Pierre
      Pages 3-17
    3. Jay Benziger
      Pages 91-122
    4. J. Fimrite, B. Carnes, H. Struchtrup, N. Djilali
      Pages 123-155
    5. Keith S. Promislow
      Pages 253-295
    6. Brian Wetton
      Pages 317-337
  3. Materials Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. K. D. Kreuer
      Pages 341-347
    3. G. Seifert, S. Hazebroucq, W. Münch
      Pages 437-452
    4. Dmitry Galperin, Pavel G. Khalatur, Alexei R. Khokhlov
      Pages 453-483
    5. Perla B. Balbuena, Yixuan Wang, Eduardo J. Lamas, Sergio R. Calvo, Luis A. Agapito, Jorge M. Seminario
      Pages 509-532
    6. Chandra Saravanan, N. M. Markovic, M. Head-Gordon, P. N. Ross
      Pages 533-549
    7. Sally A. Wasileski, Christopher D. Taylor, Matthew Neurock
      Pages 551-574
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 575-588

About this book


Device and Materials Modeling in PEM Fuel Cells is a specialized text that compiles the mathematical details and results of both device and materials modeling in a single volume. Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells will likely have an impact on our way of life similar to the integrated circuit. The potential applications range from the micron scale to large scale industrial production. Successful integration of PEM fuel cells into the mass market will require new materials and a deeper understanding of the balance required to maintain various operational states. This book contains articles from scientists who contribute to fuel cell models from both the materials and device perspectives. Topics such as catalyst layer performance and operation, reactor dynamics, macroscopic transport, and analytical models are covered under device modeling. Materials modeling include subjects relating to the membrane and the catalyst such as proton conduction, atomistic structural modeling, quantum molecular dynamics, and molecular-level modeling of the anode and cathode electrocatalysts.

Device and Materials Modeling in PEM Fuel Cells is ideal for professionals and researchers working with fuel cells, as well as electrical engineers and graduate students performing computational materials research, applied mathematics, and molecular physics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen J. Paddison
    • 1
  • Keith S. Promislow
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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