Konrad Wolkersdörfer, Dipl.-Ing.
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Research field: proton-exchange membranes for fuel cells
- Proton-conducting coordination polymers
- MOF-polymer hybrid membranes
- Loaded metal-organic frameworks
Title: MOF-polymer hybrid membranes in fuel cells
Fuel cells promote the use of non-fossil energy with applications ranging from stationary to automotive.
The project aims at the development of proton-exchange membranes which enable fuel cell operating temperatures above 100 °C. In the studied composite membranes proton-conducting metal-organic frameworks act as bifunctional filler. They support the retention of absorbed water in the membrane and provide an additional pathway for the proton conduction at low humidity.