Physico-chemical properties of temperature tolerant anhydrous nafion-benzimidazole blend membrane

Je Deok Kim, Yojiro Oba, Masato Ohnuma, Toshiyuki Mori, Chikashi Nishimura, Itaru Honma

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    Anhydrous nafion-benzimidazole (bz) blend membranes were prepared by room temperature and autoclave solution processing. The physico-chemical properties of anhydrous nafion-bz blend membranes using different solution processing were investigated by TG-DTA, dynamic elastic modulus, XRD, SAXS, and proton conductivity. The nafion-bz blend membrane using autoclave solution processing improved the properties such as a flexibility, density, homogeneity and dynamic elastic modulus, while the crystalline in a macroscopic crystal structure and proton conductivity was nearly the same.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1098-1102
    Number of pages5
    JournalSolid State Ionics
    Issue number23-24
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 4


    • Anhydrous electrolytes
    • Autoclave solution processing
    • Nafion-benzimidazole blend membrane
    • Proton conductor

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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