Lawrence Berkeley National Lab experiments help scientists shed light on fuel-cell physics. Scientists looking for the right balance of moisture and temperature in a specialized type of hydrogen fuel cell have used X-rays to explore the inner workings of its components at tiny scales. Like a well-tended greenhouse garden, a specialized type of hydrogen fuel […]

A Sandia National Lab team has developed a new optical device that helps researchers image pollutants in combusting fuel sprays that might lead to clearer skies in the future. The optical setup can now quantify the formation of soot – particulate matter consisting primarily of carbon – as a function of time and space for […]

University of Delaware (UD) scientists have created a new technology that could make fuel cells cheaper and more durable. Hydrogen-powered fuel cells are a green alternative to internal combustion engines because they produce power through electrochemical reactions, leaving no pollution behind and are far more efficient. Platinum is the most common catalyst in the type […]

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) researchers have come up with a new anode for natural gas fuel cells. The development may make commercialization of the natural gas fuel cell practical thanks to the development of electrode materials that maintain long-term stability in hydrocarbon fuels. The advantage of using this material includes that […]

A new and different low cost proton exchange membrane material has been developed by 3M Company’s Fuel Cell Components Group. The new PFIA (Perfluoroimide acid) is already widely applied, but much less understood than NAFIONTM.  3M’s new understanding of the material comes from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) and is leading to some […]

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