ZEISS Microscopy

Webinar: Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells: In Situ 3D Analysis

Learn how to gain insights into fuel cell performance and degradation mechanisms non-destructively

Fuel cells are complex three-dimensional electrochemical devices composed of multiple materials with features spanning many orders of magnitude. While they are increasingly used for both mobile and stationary power generation, the performance of the devices is intricately linked to the details of the internal microstructure. However, since they operate in non-ambient conditions, detailed investigations into microstructural evolution have historically been challenging. In this webinar, we discuss how advanced ZEISS microscopy techniques can reveal complex ageing and degradation mechanisms in polymer electrolyte fuel cells and pave the way towards advanced device development.


  • Polymer electrolyte fuel cells are complex energy conversion devices with performance properties linked to the 3D microstructure
  • In situ 3D imaging is critical for understanding fuel cell degradation mechanisms
  • ZEISS X-ray microscopy enables unprecedented access to microstructural evolution in operational fuel cell devices

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM SGT
Speaker: Stephen T. Kelly (ZEISS)

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