Focus Issue on Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell and Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolyzer Durability III

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The Journal of The Electrochemical Society is publishing a focus issue in connection with the Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells and Water Electrolyzers 24 (PEFC&WE 24) symposium at the PRiME 2024 Meeting of The Electrochemical Society.

All aspects of PEMFC and PEMWE durability are considered:

  • Materials (catalyst, catalyst support, ionomer, membrane, seals, coolant)
  • Components (catalyst coated membranes, gas/water transport layers, bipolar plates)
  • Cells  
  • Stacks
  • Balance of plant components (pumps, blowers, humidifiers, gas/water separators, water purifiers, heat exchangers, sensors, controllers)
  • Systems degradation by, for example, corrosion or other phenomena
  • Characterization, accelerated test methods, and predictive mathematical models for all applications
  • All PEMFC and PEMWE alternatives such as alkaline membrane-based systems and other direct fuel systems are also considered. New and future aspects that extend the current state of the art are emphasized primarily. To be considered for this focus issue, manuscripts must have a substantial amount of durability data.

Accepting Submissions: April 1, 2024 | Submission Deadline: October 7, 2024


Read papers from the completed JES Focus Issue on Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) Durability, Vol. 165, No. 6, 2018 and Focus Issue on Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell & Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolyzer Durability – Journal of The Electrochemical Society – IOPscience, Vol. 168, 2021

Guest Editors

Jean St-Pierre, Cummins Technical Center, U.S. |  
Deborah Myers, Argonne National Laboratory, U.S. |  
Siddharth Komini Babu, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U.S. |
Marcelo Carmo, Nel Hydrogen, U.S. |
Nemanja Danilovic, Electric Hydrogen, U.S. |  
Andrea Casalegno, Politecnico di Milano, Italy |  
Akari Hayashi, Kyushu University, Japan |

Technical Editor

Minhua Shao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong |


Robert Savinell, Case Western Reserve University, U.S. |

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