Corrosion study of SS430/Nb as bipolar plate materials for PEMFCs

A. Pozio, R.F. Silva, A. Masci

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Niobium-coated 430 stainless steel (SS430/Nb) specimens were evaluated as possible bipolar plate materials in conditions that resemble a typical PEMFC environment with respect to their interfacial contact resistance (ICR) and corrosion resistance. Results show that SS430/Nb demonstrated to have low ICR values and very good corrosion resistance in comparison with commercial steel and Ni-based alloys. In addition, the ICR values are also comparable with those of graphite. © 2008 International Association for Hydrogen Energy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5697 - 5702
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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