Webinar August 22: Development of Real-Time Characterization Tools and Associated Efforts to Assist Membrane Electrode Assembly Manufacturing Scale-Up
August 16, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office will hold a public webinar titled "Development of Real-Time Characterization Tools and Associated Efforts to Assist Membrane Electrode Assembly Manufacturing Scale-Up" on Wednesday, August 22, from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Michael Ulsh of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will present an overview of early-stage research and development related to manufacturing of fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA) materials. Topics will include:
- An overview of the manufacturing context and challenges for MEA materials
- A detailed presentation of work to develop real-time in-line characterization techniques
- An overview of specialized in situ diagnostics developed to understand how defects in MEA materials affect cell performance and lifetime
- An overview of efforts to understand the foundational relationships between electrode materials (inks and coated layers), processing methods, and performance.
The webinar, which includes a 15-minute Q&A portion, will be recorded and made available online.
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