Thin film quartenary ammonium and phosphonium based anion exchange membranes

Christopher G. Arges, Sunil Kulkarni, Austin Baranek, Ke Ji Pan, Min Suk Jung, Derek Patton, K. A. Mauritz, Vijay K. Ramani

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The studies performed to date highlight the promise of anion exchange membrane (AEM) technology for low temperature fuel cell applications while simultaneously confirming the inherently lower conductivity and poor mechanical properties of AEM films in comparison to their PEM counterparts. Through detailed experimental studies (in part using BDS) across several length and time scales, microstructure property relationships in model AEM films with different conducting functionalities and a common polysulfone backbone will be elucidated. In particular, the effect of cation type and density on AEM conductivity and stability in alkaline environments will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2010
Event240th ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2010Aug 26 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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