Paper Title
Nafion Nanofiber Mat In A Single Fuel Cell Test

Proton exchange membrane, PEM, was developed and tested for potential application in fuel cell. Nafion was electrospun to nanofiber network with aid of poly(ethylene oxide), PEO, as a carrier polymer. The matrix polymer was crosslinked with Norland Optical Adhesive 63 under UV after compaction and annealing. The welded nanofiber mat was characterized for morphology, proton conductivity, and methanol permeability then tested in a single cell test station. The results of the fabricated nanofiber membrane showed a proton conductivity of 0.10 S/cm at 25oC and higher fiber volume fraction; methanol permeability of 3.6 x 10-6 cm2/s and power density of 96.1 and 81.2 mW/cm2 for 5 M and 1 M methanol concentration respectively. Keywords— Composite Membrane, Electrospining, Nanofiber, Fuel Cell.