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Electron Tomography of Nafion Ionomer Coated on Pt/Carbon Black in High Utilization Electrode for PEFCs

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posted on 13.07.2006, 00:00 by Hiroyuki Uchida, Jung Min Song, Shinsuke Suzuki, Eiko Nakazawa, Norio Baba, Masahiro Watanabe
To confirm the superiority of newly developed electrocatalyst layer (ECL) for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, three-dimensional dispersion states of Nafion ionomer in Pt/carbon black agglomerates were analyzed by electron tomography based on multiple TEM images taken at different tilt angles. Uniform distribution of the ionomer has been first observed, proving the high catalyst utilization in the new ECL distinctive from that of the conventional one.