ICNCRE 2013

International Conference on Nanoelectronics, Communications and Renewable Energy 2013

 


ICNCRE 2013 Kokula Krishna Hari K
Short Title ICNCRE 2013
Publisher ASDF, India
ISBN 13 978-81-925233-8-5
ISBN 10 81-925233-8-1
Language English
Type Hard Bound - Printed Book
Copyrights admin@asdf.res.in
Editor-in-Chief Mohamed Rachid Mekideche
Conference Dates 22 - 23, September 2013
Venue Country Jijel, Algeria
Submitted Papers 477
Acceptance Rate 21.17%
Website www.asdf.org.in

Paper 091


Aging Studies of Nanostructured Inorganic Membrane for Fuel Cell Applications

Aging Studies of Nanostructured Inorganic Membrane for Fuel Cell Applications

L Bouchama1, N Azzouz2, N Boukemouche3, J P Chopart4, A L Daltin5

Laboratory of the Interactions Materials-Environment (LIME), University of Jijel
Laboratory of Materials Science and Engineering (LISM), University of Reims.

Abstract

This paper presents structural and electrochemical characterizations of nanoporous alumina membranes used as template for ionic conductor membrane allowing to fabricate different assemblies to be used in different types of fuel cell. The alumina membrane produced via a double anodising process. This typical procedure of membrane preparation is based on a two-step self-organized anodising of aluminium carried out at the temperature of about 5 �C. In this study, alumina membranes were fabricated in 0.3 M oxalic acid under the anodising potential range of 45 V. Ageing behaviour has been investigated in potasium sulphate solution, using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). It was found that the lifetime of the membrane depends on its time of immersion which drives the formation of hydration products. The analysis was completed with the aid of the SEM and X-ray diffraction analysis. The SEM image of alumina membrane shows the array of circular pores is randomly distributed on the surface. The resulting array of nanopores have a pore diameter strongly depends on duration of anodising. The XRD shown that non-crystalline phase was obtained (amorphous alumina).

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L Bouchama, N Azzouz, N Boukemouche, J P Chopart and A L Daltin.Proceedings of The International Conference on Nanoelectronics, Communications and Renewable Energy 2013. Aging Studies of Nanostructured Inorganic Membrane for Fuel Cell Applications. Vol. 1. Chennai: Association of Scientists, Developers and Faculties, 2013. 456-459. Print.