Microfluidic analytical platform for catalyst and electrode characterization and optimization

F. R. Brushett, M. S. Naughton, H. R.M. Jhong, P. J.A. Kenis

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Abstract

This paper reports on a microfluidic platform that integrates the capabilities of a 3-electrode electrochemical cell in a working fuel cell, and as such constitutes a powerful analytical tool for catalyst and electrode characterization and optimization. In this configuration, the stationary polymeric membrane, typical of conventional fuel cell designs, is replaced by a flowing electrolyte stream which enables detailed in-situ analyses of the fundamental processes that govern the performance and durability of individual electrodes. Here, we demonstrate several examples of studies performed in our laboratory that exploit the distinct capabilities of this microfluidic platform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Pages680-682
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: Oct 3 2010Oct 7 2010

Publication series

Name14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Volume1

Other

Other14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
CountryNetherlands
CityGroningen
Period10/3/1010/7/10

Keywords

  • Catalyst development
  • Electrode analysis
  • Fuel cell
  • Laminar flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Brushett, F. R., Naughton, M. S., Jhong, H. R. M., & Kenis, P. J. A. (2010). Microfluidic analytical platform for catalyst and electrode characterization and optimization. In 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 (pp. 680-682). (14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010; Vol. 1).