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Grigor'ev A. S., Dzhus' K. A., Bessarabov D. G., Markelov V. V., Fateev V. N. Research of degradation mechanism of the membrane-electrode assemlies of solid polymer water electrolyzer. Electrochemical Energetics, 2014, vol. 14, iss. 4, pp. 187-196. DOI: 10.18500/1608-4039-2014-14-4-187-196, EDN: TWVWBT

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Research of degradation mechanism of the membrane-electrode assemlies of solid polymer water electrolyzer

Grigor'ev Aleksandr Sergeevich, National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
Dzhus' Kirill Andreevich, National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
Bessarabov Dmitriy Georgievich, DST HySA Infrastructure Centre of Competence, North-West University
Markelov Vladimir Vladimirovich, National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
Fateev Vladimir Nikolaevich, National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"

Concerning performance, safety, reliability and durability issues, the membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) is probably the weakest cell component. Most performance losses and most accidents occurring during PEM water electrolysis are usually due to the MEA. The purpose of this article is to report on specific degradation mechanisms of the MEA and electrolyser in whole.


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