2011 journal article

Highly proton conductive electrolyte membranes: Fiber-induced long-range ionic channels


author keywords: Proton exchange membranes; Electrospun fibers; Functional polymers; Ionic channels; Proton conductivity
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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.