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Non-Destructive Characterization of Catalyst Coated Membranes for Fuel Cells
Spectroscopic techniques are powerful non-destructive tools to monitor Nafion membranes, catalytic coatings, and other components of a membrane electrode assembly during production of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC). This presentation will discuss X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, and near-infrared spectroscopy techniques that can be used for materials characterization in development and production. Applications measuring nanocatalyst size, nanocatalyst loading, membrane hydration, and more will be provided as examples.
This webinar will focus on the following key topics:
• Proton-exchange membrane fuel cell
• X-ray diffraction
• X-ray fluorescence
• Near infrared spectroscopy
• At-line characterization
Scott A Speakman – Principal Scientist at Malvern Panalytical
Scott A Speakman is a principal scientist for Malvern Panalytical, a leading developer of analytical instrumentation. Scott obtained his Ph.D. studying fuel cell materials at Alfred University, then completed a post-doctoral appointment at Oak Ridge National Lab, splitting time between the High Temperature Materials Lab user program and fuel cell materials research for EERE and FE programs. Scott managed the X-Ray Shared Experimental Facility at MIT for 8 years before joining Malvern Panalytical. Scott A Speakman is a Fellow of the International Center for Diffraction Data and recipient of a 2013 Infinite Mile Award for exceptional service to MIT.
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