2011 journal article
Highly proton conductive electrolyte membranes: Fiber-induced long-range ionic channels
ELECTROCHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS, 13(9), 1005–1008.
Novel conductive inorganic fiber/polymer hybrid proton exchange membranes (PEMs) were obtained by taking advantage of sulfated zirconia (S-ZrO2) fibers made by electrospinning and post-electrospinning processes. Induced by electrospun inorganic fibers, long-range ionic channels were formed by agglomerating functional groups, which served as continuous hopping pathways for protons and significantly improved the proton conductivity of PEMs.