Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Vehicles - State of the Art and Challenges for Improved Materials
Treffinger, Peter and Brinner, Andreas and Schöll, Roland and Friedrich, Horst E. (2007) Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Vehicles - State of the Art and Challenges for Improved Materials. In: Materials Science Forum Vols. 539-543 (2007). pp. 1321-1326.
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Fuel cell vehicles should be further improved. Key issues are cost reduction; higher power density of the primary energy converter, the fuel cell; wider operation ranges and improvement of operation parameters, e.g. higher operation temperature and starting ability in freezing conditions. Using advanced materials and construction principles is a key factor by meeting these requirements. The paper gives a short introduction to the technology of fuel cell vehicles and the most prominent fuel cell type for traction applications, the polymer-electrolyte-membrane fuel cell (PEFC). Progress in material development of a core component of the PEFC, the bipolar plate is desribed. In the second part of the paper some ideas are presented, in which way material research could help to enable suite on-board storage for hydrogen. Namely, a new approach to design compressed gas storages and new developments in materials for solid state hydrogen storage are brought to attention.
|Document Type:||Contribution to a Collection|
|Additional Information:||Vortrag auf der Thermec 2006|
|Title:||Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Vehicles - State of the Art and Challenges for Improved Materials|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Materials Science Forum|
|In ISI Web of Science:||No|
|Page Range:||pp. 1321-1326|
|Series Name:||Vols. 539-543 (2007)|
|Keywords:||fuell cell vehicle, fuel cell, PEFC, bipolar plate, compressed gas storage, solid state hydrogen storage|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Transport|
|HGF - Program Themes:||V UR - Schonung von Umwelt und Ressourcen|
|DLR - Research area:||Transport|
|DLR - Program:||V - no assignement|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||V -- no assignement|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Vehicle Concepts|
|Deposited By:||Andrea Dignisz|
|Deposited On:||25 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2009 13:27|
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