2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Deposition of Catalyst-Containing Carbon Nanostructures on Proton-Conducting Polymer Membranes by Electrophoresis

A.P. Pomytkin, A.D. Zolotarenko, O.V. Mil’to, Al.D. Zolotarenko, An.D. Zolotarenko, T.I. Shaposhnikova, N.G. Khotynenko, V.M. Adejev, A.V. Kotko
Institute for Problems of Materials Science of NAS of Ukraine, UA

Keywords:
deposition, catalyst-containing carbon, nanostructures, proton-conducting polymer, membranes, electrophoresis

Abstract:
Fuel cells are the quickly developing energetic technology. Achievements in this field will be applied in industry, transport and everyday life. Conversing chemical energy of hydrogen, organic hydrogen-containing fuels etc. into electricity and heat without intermediate transformations, the fuel cells are capable of meeting the most of mankind’s needs. This work is focused on the investigation of possibilities of the deposition of carbon catalyst-containing nanostructures on a proton-conducting polymer membrane by the method of electrophoresis. The thin metal-containing (Pt, Y, Gd) nanostructural carbon films have been produced on the polymer proton-conducting membranes. The metal content in the films is 0.1-0.2 wt. % although the initial soot contained more than 1 wt. % of metal.


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract