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Fuel Cell Stack Durability for Vehicle Application

  • Shinji Yamamoto
  • Seiho Sugawara
  • Kazuhiko Shinohara

Abstract

In recent years, the importance of fuel cell vehicles has been increasing in the North American, European, and Japanese markets amid desires to reduce CO2 emissions and resolve energy problems. Therefore, improving stack durability has become an increasingly important issue. However, many membrane electrode assembly degradation phenomena occur in the stack under various vehicle operating conditions. This chapter presents an analysis of membrane electrode assembly degradation phenomena and the results obtained with several durability improvement measures.

Keywords

Fuel Cell Oxygen Reduction Reaction Membrane Electrode Assembly Platinum Particle Degradation Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinji Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Seiho Sugawara
    • 1
  • Kazuhiko Shinohara
    • 1
  1. 1.Fuel Cell LaboratoryNissan Research Center, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.KanagawaJapan

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