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|Title:||Electrochemical Characterization of Novel Polyantimonic-Acid-Based Proton Conductors for Low- and Intermediate-Temperature Fuel Cells||Authors:||Kurapova, Olga Yu.
Faia, Pedro M.
Zaripov, Artem A.
Pazheltsev, Vasily V.
Glukharev, Artem A.
Konakov, Vladimir G.
|Keywords:||proton conductivity; polyantimonic acid; ion-conductingmembranes; impedance spectroscopy||Issue Date:||2021||Project:||FCT UIDB/00285/2020||Serial title, monograph or event:||Applied Sciences (Switzerland)||Volume:||11||Issue:||24||Abstract:||The development of novel proton-conducting membrane materials for electrochemical power units, i.e., low temperature fuel cells (FCs), efficiently working up to 300 C, is a critical problem related to the rapid shift to hydrogen energy. Polyantimonic acid (PAA) is characterized by high conductivity, sufficient thermal stability and can be regarded as a prospective proton-conducting material. However, the fabrication of bulk PAA-based membranes with high proton conductivity remains a challenging task. In the present work, for the first time, the authors report the investigation on proton conductivity of bulk PAA-based membranes in the temperature range 25–250 C, both in dry air and in moisturized air. Using PAA powder and fluoroplastic as a binder, fully dense cylindrical membranes were formed by cold uniaxial pressing. The structures of the PAA-based membranes were investigated by SEM, EDX, XRD and Raman techniques. STA coupled with in situ thermo-XRD analysis revealed that the obtained membranes corresponded with Sb2O5 3H2O with pyrochlore structure, and that no phase transitions took place up to 330 C. PAA-based membranes possess a high-grain component of conductivity, 5 10 2 S/cm. Grain boundary conductivities of 90PAA and 80PAA membranes increase with relative humidity content and their values change non-linearly in the range 25–250 C.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10316/100911||ISSN:||2076-3417||DOI:||10.3390/app112411877||Rights:||openAccess|
|Appears in Collections:||I&D CEMMPRE - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais|
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