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Sensors 2018, 18(7), 2269; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18072269

Application of Flexible Four-In-One Microsensor to Internal Real-Time Monitoring of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yuan Ze Fuel Cell Center, Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan
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Homytech Global Co., Ltd., Taoyuan 334, Taiwan
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Mechanical and Electromechanical Engineering, Tamkang University, Taipei 251, Taiwan
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Received: 19 June 2018 / Revised: 4 July 2018 / Accepted: 5 July 2018 / Published: 13 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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In recent years, the development of green energy sources, such as fuel cell, biomass energy, solar energy, and tidal energy, has become a popular research subject. This study aims at a flexible four-in-one microsensor, which can be embedded in the proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) for real-time microscopic diagnosis so as to assist in developing and improving the technology of the fuel cell. Therefore, this study uses micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology to integrate a micro humidity sensor, micro pH sensor, micro temperature sensor, and micro voltage sensor into a flexible four-in-one microsensor. This flexible four-in-one microsensor has four functions and is favorably characterized by small size, good acid resistance and temperature resistance, quick response, and real-time measurement. The goal was to be able to put the four-in-one microsensor in any place for measurement without affecting the performance of the fuel cell. View Full-Text
Keywords: PEMFC; MEMS; real-time diagnostic tool; flexible four-in-one microsensor PEMFC; MEMS; real-time diagnostic tool; flexible four-in-one microsensor
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Lee, C.-Y.; Chen, C.-H.; Chiu, C.-Y.; Yu, K.-L.; Yang, L.-J. Application of Flexible Four-In-One Microsensor to Internal Real-Time Monitoring of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell. Sensors 2018, 18, 2269.

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