Using nanoporous carbon membranes in fuel cells

Ramanathan Ramnarayanan, Ramakrishnan Rajagopalan, Thomas E. Mallouk, Henry C. Foley

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We have synthesized nanoporous carbon membranes that have monodisperse pores of 4-5 Å. These membranes have excellent size and shape selectivity that makes them an ideal candidate for use as separators in fuel cells. The selectivity of these membranes to gases such as N2, Q2 and water gas [carbon monoxide and hydrogen] were measured using a permeation testing unit. These membranes were then tested as separators in fuel cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-190
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
EventMaterials and Technology for Hydrogen Economy - Boston, MA., United States
Duration: Dec 1 2003Dec 3 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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