Recent Developments in High-Temperature Proton Conducting Polymer Electrolyte Membranes.

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Progress in the area of proton conducting polymer electrolyte membranes is intimately linked with the development of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, and is today largely driven by the insufficient properties of humidified Nafion® membranes at temperatures above 100 °C. Recent developments in the field include new ionomers and hybrid membranes containing inorganic nanoparticles to control morphology and enhance water retention, as well as improved systems based on the complexation of basic polymers with oxo-acids. In addition, the molecular design and synthesis of completely new all-polymeric electrolytes that rely entirely on structure diffusion of the protons holds great promise in the long perspective.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Physical Chemistry


  • Organic–inorganic hybrids, Acid–base complexes, Ionomers, Proton conductivity, Proton exchange membrane fuel cells
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-102
JournalCurrent Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Polymer and Materials Chemistry (LTH) (011001041)