The electrode layers thrust is researching how to make high-performing membrane electrode assemblies and electrode layers with low platinum loadings and high performance.
FC-PAD is researching low-platinum-loaded electrode layers to improve their performance at high current densities and limit the degradation losses at the electrode layer level, including electrocatalyst and support composition and morphology changes and electrode-structure changes.
FC-PAD is researching transport in low-loaded catalyst layers to:
FC-PAD is researching electrode layer designs and fabrication to:
FC-PAD is researching electrode layer degradation to examine the origins of the changing transport losses by examining how changing properties of the electrode layer, the surface properties of the carbon support, protonic conductivity of the ionomer, and pore morphology impact durability.