Periodic Reporting for period 1 - CHEPHYTSSU (Structural Engineering of 2D Atomic Planes towards Task-Specific, Freestanding Superstructures through Combined Physical-Chemical Pathway)
Reporting period: 2016-07-25 to 2018-07-24
The work in package 2 represents an important technical advance following on the ground breaking new finding by the host group that proton transfer could occur directly though pristine single layers of hexagonal boron nitride and graphene with reasonably low energy input. The wafer-size graphene integrated PEM enables a 30-40% increase in peak power density (up to 45.2 mW cm-2) compared to the conventional PEM even with 10 M concentrated methanol. It could be implemented in actual fuel cells in future when the stability is improved for long-term run.