199th Meeting - Washington, DC

March 25-30, 2001


C1 - Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Battery Division/ Energy Technology Division/ Physical Electrochemistry Division

Monday, March 26, 2001

North Salon, Ballroom Level


Co-Chairs: S.R. Narayanan and S. Gottesfeld

10:0064 Direct-Oxidation Fuel Cells Based on Nanoporous Proton- Conducting Membrane (NP-PCM) - E. Peled, T. Duvdevani, A. Aharon, and A. Melman (Tel Aviv University) PDF
10:2065 The Nature of Proton Transport in Fully Hydrated Nafion - S. Paddison (Motorola Inc.), B. Pivovar (Los Alamos National Laboratory), and R. Paul (The University of Calgary) PDF
10:4066 Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Polymer Electrolyte for Application of DMFC - H. Kim, C. Lim, and H. Chang (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology) PDF
11:0067 High-Temperature Protonic Conducting Properties of Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Polymer Membrane for DMFC - H. Nakajima (AIST), S. Nomura (Sekisui Chemical Cooperation), and I. Honma (AIST) PDF
11:2068 Theoretically Computed Proton Diffusion Coefficients in Hydrated PEEKK Membranes - S. Paddison (Motorola Inc.), R. Paul (The University of Calgary), K.-D. Kreuer (Max-Planck-Institut fur Festkorperforschung), and T. Zawodzinski (Los Alamos National Laboratory) PDF
11:4069 Development of High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells Using Polyphosphazene Membranes - S. Lvov, X. Zhou, E. Chalkova, M. Fedkin, H. Allcock, and M. Hofmann (Pennsylvania State University) PDF


Co-Chairs: S. Mukerjee and D. Chu

1:3070 Nanoparticle Catalysis for DMFC - P. Waszczuk, H.S. Kim, J. Solla, and A. Wieckowski (University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign) PDF
1:5071 Electrochemical Impedance Studies of the Methanol Electro-oxidation on Pt/C Thin Film ELectrode - I.-M. Hsing, Y. Leng, X. Wang, and P.-L. Yue (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) PDF
2:1072 Thin-film Pt-RuOxHy Electrodes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells - C. Love, K. Swider-Lyons, and D. Rolison (Naval Research Laboratory) PDF
2:3073 Electrochemical Characterization of Nanomaterials in Composite Films Using a Rotating Disc Electrode (RDE) - N. Fink (Heinrich-Heine Universitat), M. Lopez (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung), and U. Konig (Heinrich-Heine Universitat) PDF
2:5074 High-Temperature Electrocatalytic Properties of Pt alloys for DMFC Studied by High Pressure RDE - T. Toda and I. Honma (Electrotechnical Laboratory) PDF
3:10 Twenty-Minute Intermission
3:3075 The Strategy by the Kinetic Study for the Enhancement of Anode Activity of Methanol Fuel Cell - A. Aramata, M. Masuda, R. Ohnishi, and K. Matsudaira (Hokkaido University) PDF
3:5076 COad Coverage and Current Efficiency of Methanol Oxidation Studied by DEMS and Potential Step Experiments - H. Wang and H. Baltruschat (Universitat Bonn) PDF
4:1077 Surface Area Determination of Carbon Supported Platinum-Ruthenium Electrocatalysts by Underpotential Deposition of Copper - C. Green and A. Kucernak (Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine) PDF
4:3078 Oxygen Reduction Activity and Corrosion Resistance of Some Base Metal Carbides in an Acidic Electrolyte - A. Vossen, D.R. McIntyre, and G.T. Burstein (University of Cambridge) PDF
4:5079 Electrocatalyzed Oxidation of C1 Fuels on Pt Electrode Modified by Ad-Atoms - J. Lee, J. Christoph, P. Strasser, M. Eiswirth, and G. Ertl (Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) PDF
5:1080 Effects of Anions Leading to Large Increases in Steady-State Efficiency and Reaction Rates in the Electrochemical Oxidation of Formic Acid - M. Schell, S. Chen, and T. Noles (Southern Methodist University) PDF

Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Electrocatalysis (cont'd)

Co-Chairs: A. Wieckowski and D.R. Rolison

8:3081 Combinatorial Discovery of New Methanol-Tolerant Non-Noble Metal Cathode Electrocatalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells - T. Mallouk (The Pennsylvania State University), E. Smotkin (Illinois Institute of Technology), and S. Sarangapani (ICET, Inc.) PDF
8:5082 Heat-Treated Binary Metalloporphyrins for Methanol Tolerant Cathode in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells - D. Chu and R. Jiang (U.S. Army Research Laboratory) PDF
9:1083 Methanol Oxidation Activity of Co-Sputter Deposited Pt-Ru Catalysts - C. Witham, S. Narayanan, and T. Valdez (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) PDF
9:30 Thirty-Minute Intermission
10:0084 Direct Methanol Fuel Cells at Reduced Catalyst Loadings - P. Zelenay, F. Guyon, and S. Gottesfeld (Los Alamos National Laboratory) PDF
10:2085 Designed Materials for Enhanced Methanol Oxidation and CO Tolerance in PEM Fuel Cell Environment: Electrochemical and In situ Spectroscopy - R. Urian, S. Mukerjee (Northeastern University), C. Witham, S. Narayanan, and T. Valdez (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) PDF
10:4086 Combinatorial Approach to High Speed Screening Electrocatalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells - D. Chu and R. Jiang (U.S. Army Research Laboratory) PDF
11:0087 The Influence of the Nafion Content in DMFC Anode Catalyst Layers - A. Havranek, K. Klafki, and K. Wippermann (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH) PDF
11:2088 Analysis of Open Circuit Voltage Transients in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells - S.R. Narayanan and T. Valdez (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) PDF
11:4089 Carbon Supported Pt, Pt/W and Pt/Mo Electrocatalyst for Methanol Oxidation: Electrochemical and IR Spectroscopic Characterization - G. Gokagac (Middle East Technical University), F. Hahn, C. Lamy, and J.-M. Leger (University of Poitiers) PDF

Modeling and Systems

Co-Chairs: T.I. Valdez and P. Zelenay

1:3090 Development of an Air-Breathing 50W Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Stack - H. Dohle, J. Mergel, H. Scharmann, and H. Schmitz (Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH) PDF
1:5091 Direct Methanol Fuel Cell System under Air Operation - W. Preidel (Siemens AG) PDF
2:1092 System Issues for Nafion-based Portable Direct Methanol Fuel Cells - B. Pivovar, M. Hickner, T. Zawodzinski, X. Ren, S. Gottesfeld (Los Alamos National Laboratory,), and J. Neutzler (Motorola Labs-Solid State Research Center) PDF
2:3093 Development of a 1 kW Direct Methanol Fuel Cell System - A. Kindler, T. Valdez (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), C. Cropley, S. Stone (Giner Inc.), and E. Veksler (MER Corporation) PDF
2:5094 Experimental Study of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell - M. Mench, S. Boslet, S. Thynell, J. Scott, and C.-Y. Wang (The Pennsylvania State University) PDF
3:10 Twenty-Minute Intermission
3:3095 Development of Miniature Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Systems for Cellular Phone Applications - S.R. Narayanan, F. Clara, and T. Valdez (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) PDF
3:5096 Hydrogen Peroxide Oxidant Fuel Cell Systems for Ultra-Portable Applications - T.I. Valdez, S.R. Narayanan, and W. Chun (California Institute of Technology) PDF
4:1097 Microfluidic Fuel Delivery System for 100mW DMFC - J. Bostaph, R. Koripella, J. Neutzler, A. Fisher, D. Zindel, and J. Hallmark (Motorola Labs) PDF
4:3098 A Mathematical Model for the Effects of Methanol Crossover and Oxygen Depletion in a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell - S. Baxter (California Air Resources Board), V. Battaglia (Argonne National Laboratory), and R. White (University of South Carolina) PDF
4:5099 Mathematical Modeling of Liquid-Feed Direct Methanol Fuel Cells - Z.H. Wang and C.Y. Wang (Pennsylvania State University) PDF
5:10100 Evaluation of Flow Distribution in PEM and DMFC Fuel Cells - T. Bewer, T. Beckmann, H. Dohle, J. Mergel, and R. Neitzel (Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH) PDF
5:30101 A Model for the Porous DMFC Anode - J. Nordlund and G. Lindbergh (KTH) PDF