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Chemists deduce conduction pathway in fuel cell material

16.11.2007
Chemists at the University of Surrey (in conjunction with researchers at Bath and Bradford) have used computer modelling techniques to deduce how a new fuel cell material conducts ions.

The research published in the latest issue of Nature Materials shows the importance of cooperative effects in the conduction process.

This improved understanding of the nature of ionic conduction will help lead to the development of new materials with even better properties.

The team behind this work has recently been awarded an EPSRC grant of £187,000 to continue their internationally leading work on the development of new fuel cell electrolyte materials.

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Dr Peter Slater, Chair of the Materials Chemistry Group, comments: “This work shows how computer modelling techniques can provide a fascinating insight into what makes a good fuel cell material.”

Stuart Miller | alfa
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