Micro fuel cells for portable applications

Ranga S. Jayashree, Paul J.A. Kenis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Micro fuel cells are candidate power sources of high energy density for portable applications. The microfabrication and characterization of silicon-based fuel cells, in which key components including the flow fields, current collector, and catalyst support structures are integrated onto a single chip, were presented. The optimization of electrodeposited catalyst structures for Si-based micro fuel cells, and efforts to minimize the parasitic losses during fuel cell operation were described. A novel laminar flow-based fuel cell (LF-FC) was presented. The use of laminar flow in a fuel cell eliminates the need for a proton-conducting membrane. These LF-FC studied to date exhibit severe cathodic limitations due to poor solubility of oxygen in aqueous media. Methods to overcome mass transfer related limitations at the cathode to improve the performance of LF-FC were reported. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase (Cincinnati, OH 10/30/2005-11/4/2005).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication05AIChE
Subtitle of host publication2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers
ISBN (Print)0816909962, 9780816909964
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2005Nov 4 2005

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings


Other05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)


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