Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) is an indispensable tool in the realm of fuel cell technology, offering a window into the intricate micro- and nanoscale structures that dictate performance and efficiency. Through SEM, scientists gain important insights into components such as proton exchange membranes (PEMs), gas diffusion layers (GDLs), and catalysts, enabling a thorough understanding of morphology, composition, and interfacial interactions. By delving into the subtle details of material surfaces, SEM facilitates the optimization of these crucial components, leading to enhanced energy conversion, improved durability, and ultimately, the advancement of clean and sustainable fuel cell applications.
In this webinar, we will uncover the power of SEM in fuel cell characterization by describing the various imaging modes and analytical techniques that can be used to gain a wealth of information from a single sample. We will also address common challenges, such as accurate coating analysis or deconvolution of overlapping EDS peaks. Join us to uncover the microscopic world that drives macroscopic progress in clean energy.