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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p7b9lp/polymer) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Polymer Electrolyte Membrane and Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology: In situ characterization techniques for low temperature fuel cells" to their offering.

PEMFCs and DMFCs represent promising low-temperature electrochemical power generation technologies that operate on hydrogen and methanol respectively. These technologies have attracted intense worldwide commercialisation research and development efforts with a large element of these efforts directed at materials developments for fuel cell durability and long term operation.

This two volume set presents a comprehensive and detailed review of the fundamentals, performance, and in situ characterisation of PEMFCs and DMFCs. Volume 2 reviews advanced in situ spectroscopic methods for fuel cell characterisation, applicable to the investigation of reaction kinetics and processes, water and fuel management, and local performance.

Key Topics Covered:

Part 1 Advanced characterisation techniques for polymer electrolyte membrane and direct methanol fuel cells: Extended X-ray absorption structure (EXAFS) technique for low temperature fuel cell characterisation

- Advanced microscopy techniques for the characterisation of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell components

- Differential electrochemical mass spectrometry (DEMS) technique for direct alcohol fuel cell characterisation

- Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) techniques for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell characterisation

- X-ray absorption near edge structure (?? XANES) techniques for low temperature fuel cell characterisation.

Part 2 Characterisation of water and fuel management in polymer electrolyte membrane and direct methanol fuel cells: Characterisation and modelling of interfaces in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells

- Neutron radiography for high-resolution studies in low temperature fuel cells

- Neutron radiography for the investigation of reaction patterns in direct methanol fuel cells

- Neutron tomography for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell characterisation

- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for polymer electrolyte membrane and direct alcohol fuel cell characterisation

- Raman spectroscopy for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell characterisation.

Part 3 Locally resolved methods for polymer electrolyte membrane and direct methanol fuel cell characterisation: Submillimeter resolved transient techniques for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell characterisation: Local in situ diagnostics for channel and land areas

- Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) in proton exchange membrane fuel cell research and development

- Laser-optical methods for transport studies in low temperature fuel cells

- Synchrotron radiography for high resolution transport and materials studies of low temperature fuel cells.

Author

Dr Christoph Hartnig works at Chemetall GmbH and formerly headed research departments at both BASF Fuel Cell GmbH and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW), Germany.

Dr Christina Roth is Professor for Renewable Energies at Technische Universität Darmstadt and Head of a Research Group at the Institute for Applied Materials - Energy Storage Systems, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. The editors are well known for their research and work in the fields of low temperature fuel cell technology and materials characterisation.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p7b9lp/polymer

Source: Woodhead Publishing Ltd

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