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POLYMER SOLUTION, FIBER MAT, AND NANOFIBER MEMBRANE-ELECTRODE-ASSEMBLY THEREWITH, AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SAME

United States Patent Application

20170250431
A1
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In one aspect of the present invention, a fiber mat is provided. The fiber mat includes at least one type of fibers, which includes one or more polymers. The fiber mat may be a single fiber mat which includes one type of fibers, or may be a dual or multi fiber mat which includes multiple types of fibers. The fibers may further include particles of a catalyst. The fiber mat may be used to form an electrode or a membrane. In a further aspect, a fuel cell membrane-electrode-assembly has an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, and a membrane disposed between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode. Each of the anode electrode, the cathode electrode and the membrane may be formed with a fiber mat.
PINTAURO, Peter N. (Brentwood, TN), ZHANG, Wenjing (Copenhagen, DK), BRODT, Matthew (Nashville, TN), PARK, Andrew M. (Nashville, TN), BALLENGEE, Jason B. (Cedar Hill, TX), WYCISK, Ryszard (Nashville, TN)
15/ 511,709
September 24, 2014
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH [0005] The invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FG36-06G016030 awarded by U.S. Department of Energy, Contract No. W911NF-11-1-0454 awarded by the Army Research Office, Grant No. CBET-1032948 awarded by the National Science Foundation, and Grant No. EPS-1004083 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.