DigiM actively works in characterization, failure analysis, and performance prediction of cathode (the negatively charged electrode by which electrons enter an electrical device), anode (the positively charged electrode by which the electrons leave a device), and catalyst components in various types of batteries and fuel cells.

DigiM presented work with the Automobile Fuel Cell Corporation on Microscope Supported Multi-scale Modeling of PEM Fuel Cell at the  231st ECS (The Electrochemical Society) Meeting:

Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are being developed as alternative energy sources for both residential and automotive applications. For this technology to reach its full commercial potential, a significant reduction in cost is still required while the performance and durability of PEMFCs must be maintained or improved. In recent years, several microscopy techniques have become widely available to characterize the three-dimensional structure of PEMFC catalyst layers. By combining 3D imaging data at multiple scales, a unified structural characterization workflow and up-scaling approach has been developed enabling our client to make effective, predictive changes to their product. 

For more information on our work with the Automobile Fuel Cell Corporation please refer to our publication section below.

Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Feul Cell 3D Reconstruction from DigiM Solution on Vimeo.

Publications

  • Microscope Supported Multi-scale Modeling of PEM Fuel Cell. Presentation at 231st ECS (The Electrochemical Society) Meeting, session F03:Multiscael Modeling, Simulation and Design, New Orleans, May 28 - June 1, 2017. Abstract. (With Automobile Fuel Cell Corporation).