Masters Theses


Gargi Tandra

Keywords and Phrases

Membrane electrode assembly


"This work developed a novel method of using Electrodeposition techniques to fabricate metallic gas diffusion layers (GDLs) for application in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. These GDLs improve the electrical and thermal conductivity of the fuel cells, and their straight, noncircular pores remove water efficiently. The Electrodeposition technique used here relies on a sacrificial copper anode and an aluminum sheet 50 µm thick acts as a cathode. Unlike the other laboratory based methods available for the fabrication of metallic GDLs, this method is simple and cost effective. With controlled deposition parameters and a chemical lift-off process that corrodes the aluminum sheet in an acidic environment, it produces copper sheets of l 0-20 µm thick with the required properties. This paper describes the improvements that can be made to the pore size, shape, and function based on changes in the Electrodeposition parameters"--Abstract, page iii.


Liou, Frank W.

Committee Member(s)

Chandrashekhara, K.
Newkirk, Joseph William


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2011


x, 51 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-50).


© 2011 Gargi Tandra, All rights reserved.

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Subject Headings

Copper plating
Diffusion bonding (Metals)
Electroplating -- Testing
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells

Thesis Number

T 9870

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