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Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assemblies with Improved Power Outputs and Poison Resistance

Abstract: 

An electrode-membrane combination for use in a fuel cell and providing improved power outputs and resistance to poisoning. Multiple embodiments are described which generally involve use of a vapor deposited zone or layer of one or more catalytically active metals. Vapor deposition can be carried out by, for example, sputtering or physical vapor deposition.

Patent Number: 
6,300,000
Date Of Issue: 
10/09/2001
Inventors: 

Carlos A. Cavalca;James H. Arps;Mahesh Murthy