Eikerling, Michael; Kornyshev, Alexei A.; Spohr, Eckhard:

Proton-Conducting Polymer Electrolyte Membranes: Water and Structure in Charge

In: Advances in Polymer Science, Jg. 215 (2008), S. 15-54
ISSN: 0065-3195
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
Fakultät für Chemie
Abstract:
This article reviews the structure and properties of aqueous-based proton-conducting membranes for fuel cell applications. We will discuss (1) structure of and phase separation in the membranes, (2) principles of proton mobility in hydrogen-bonded aqueous networks, (3) proton conductance through the percolating aqueous phase inside the membrane, and (4) the effects determining membrane performance in a fuel cell.