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Novel 3D Carbon Architectures for Fuel Cell Applications

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • This project addresses the need for alternative energy sources by creating novel nanostructured materials as high performance electrodes to increase the overall power density of fuel cells. In particular, it exploits the high conductivity, surface area and stability of carbon nanotubes and associated architectures. Fuel cells utilising hydrogen as an energy source release water vapour as a product of electricity generation, yet device efficiencies are presently too low for commercial viability. The anticipated outcome from this project is the creation of flexible, nanostructured carbon electrodes via a process that is cost effective and easy to scale.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0877348

Local Award Id


  • 9636

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • This project addresses the need for alternative energy sources by creating novel nanostructured materials as high performance electrodes to increase the overall power density of fuel cells. In particular, it exploits the high conductivity, surface area and stability of carbon nanotubes and associated architectures. Fuel cells utilising hydrogen as an energy source release water vapour as a product of electricity generation, yet device efficiencies are presently too low for commercial viability. The anticipated outcome from this project is the creation of flexible, nanostructured carbon electrodes via a process that is cost effective and easy to scale.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0877348

Local Award Id


  • 9636