Next Article in Journal
Performance Bound for Extended Target Tracking Using High Resolution Sensors
Previous Article in Journal
Large Scale Application of Vibration Sensors for Fan Monitoring at Commercial Layer Hen Houses
Sensors 2010, 10(12), 11605-11617; doi:10.3390/s101211605
Article

Use of Multi-Functional Flexible Micro-Sensors for in situ Measurement of Temperature, Voltage and Fuel Flow in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

* ,
 and
Received: 12 November 2010; in revised form: 9 December 2010 / Accepted: 14 December 2010 / Published: 20 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [666 KB, uploaded 21 June 2014]   |   Browse Figures
Abstract: Temperature, voltage and fuel flow distribution all contribute considerably to fuel cell performance. Conventional methods cannot accurately determine parameter changes inside a fuel cell. This investigation developed flexible and multi-functional micro sensors on a 40 μm-thick stainless steel foil substrate by using micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and embedded them in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) to measure the temperature, voltage and flow. Users can monitor and control in situ the temperature, voltage and fuel flow distribution in the cell. Thereby, both fuel cell performance and lifetime can be increased.
Keywords: multi-functional flexible micro-sensors; in situ; PEMFC multi-functional flexible micro-sensors; in situ; PEMFC
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

Lee, C.-Y.; Chan, P.-C.; Lee, C.-J. Use of Multi-Functional Flexible Micro-Sensors for in situ Measurement of Temperature, Voltage and Fuel Flow in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell. Sensors 2010, 10, 11605-11617.

AMA Style

Lee C-Y, Chan P-C, Lee C-J. Use of Multi-Functional Flexible Micro-Sensors for in situ Measurement of Temperature, Voltage and Fuel Flow in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell. Sensors. 2010; 10(12):11605-11617.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Lee, Chi-Yuan; Chan, Pin-Cheng; Lee, Chung-Ju. 2010. "Use of Multi-Functional Flexible Micro-Sensors for in situ Measurement of Temperature, Voltage and Fuel Flow in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell." Sensors 10, no. 12: 11605-11617.


Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert