A silicon microfabricated direct formic acid fuel cell

J. Yeom, G. Z. Mozsgai, A. Asthana, B. R. Flachsbart, P. Waszczuk, E. R. Choban, P. J.A. Kenis, M. A. Shannon

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Abstract

A silicon-based microfabricated fuel cell running on formic acid has been developed to provide a high energy and power density power source on the millimeter size scale. A polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell was fabricated utilizing the Nafion™112 membrane bonded between electrodes on silicon substrates. The cell was fueled by a concentrated formic acid-water solution and the catalyst used was Pt. The preliminary result shows that the microfabricated formic acid fuel cell may be a promising alternative for very small portable fuel cell applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationFirst International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
EditorsR.K. Shah, S.G. Kandlikar
Pages267-272
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventFirst International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Apr 21 2003Apr 23 2003

Publication series

NameFuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology

Other

OtherFirst International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRochester, NY
Period4/21/034/23/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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