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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Fuel Technology
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
Pozio, A., Silva, R. F., & Masci, A. (2008). Corrosion study of SS430/Nb as bipolar plate materials for PEMFCs. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33(20), 5697 - 5702. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2008.05.099