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Study of Tertiary Current Distributions on the Wafer in a Plating Cell

L. Tong[1]
[1]Keisoku Engineering System Co., Ltd,. Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

The reciprocating paddle cell is a known practical method for depositing alloy films on wafer substrates. Recently, the mass transfer boundary layer within an industrial wafer plating cell was studied based on the measurement of limiting current. It was indicated that a shear-plate fluid agitation mechanism is capable of generating a thin (i.e.

Modeling of the Transport Phenomena in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrolytes

A. Nyman, M. Behm, and G. Lindbergh
Applied Electrochemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden

Modeling of mass transport is an important step in evaluating lithium-ion battery electrolytes and understanding cell performance. For high-power applications, concentration gradients in the electrolyte lead to limiting currents, which limit the power-density of the battery. The model has been used for determining a complete set of transport and thermodynamic properties for LiPF6 dissolved in an ...

Rechargeable Battery for Hybrid Diesel-Electric Locomotive

Michael A. Vallance
Team Leader, GE Global Research

Over time, rechargeable batteries degrade and eventually stop working. You see some combination of declining capacity, rapid self-discharge, and reduced power. Degradation mode depends on battery design, but also on the application. Often, multiple physical processes contribute to degradation. In the laboratory, you can measure performance degradation. You can dissect the battery to discover ...

FEM Simulation of the Scanning Electrochemical Potential Microscopy (SECPM)

R. Hamou, P. Biedermann, M. Rohwerder, and A. Blumeneau
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany

The present work focuses on modeling a new experimental technique: Scanning Electro-chemical Potential Microscopy (SECPM), which is used to probe the potential profile of the electric double layer (EDL). We used an electrostatic approach to compute the EDL potential measured within the metallic probe. Also, we investigated the effect of the interaction of the electrode/probe double layers on the ...

Improving the Sensoring of PEM Fuel Cell by Numerical Techniques - new

S. Skoda[1], E. Robalinho[2], E. F. Cunha[1], M. Linardi[1]
[1]Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares - IPEN/CNEN-SP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
[2]Universidade Nove de Julho - UNINOVE, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

The use of numerical techniques in PEM fuel cell sensoring represents an advantage of project engineering, reducing the costs and accelerating the manufacturing of prototypes. In this work some numerical responses are shown, relating to numerical sensoring of water and oxygen mole fractions at cathode of a 5 cm² of geometric area PEM fuel cell. The need to recognize a geometric figure of merit ...

Hierarchical Modeling of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells

J. Dujc[1], J.O. Schumacher[1]
[1]Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Institute of Computational Physics (ICP), Winterthur, Switzerland

A finite element model of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) is described in this paper. We divide the PEMFC into two separate and parallel 2D regions which are connected by the 1D regions representing the membrane electrode assembly (MEA). COMSOL Multiphysics® was used as a development tool for hierarchical 1D MEA models. Here we present a 1D model that is based on seven governing ...

Modeling a Non-Flooding Hybrid Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell and Related Diffusion-Migration-Reaction Systems

B.E. McNealy[1], J.L. Hertz[1]
[1]University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

Introduction: Understanding the mass and charge transport behavior of heterogeneous systems that include diffusion, migration, and reaction of ions is important in fuel cells, batteries, and other electrochemical applications. Here, a numerical model for charged species transport and reaction has been developed to simulate the electrochemical behavior of a novel type of “non-flooding” hybrid ...

Numerical Simulation of Electrolyte-Supported Planar Button Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

A. Aman[1], R. Gentile[1], Y. Chen[1], X. Huang[2], Y. Xu[1], N. Orlovskaya[1]
[1]Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
[2]Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are electrochemical conversion devices that utilize ceramics as their electrolyte material for oxygen conduction. Compared to other types of fuel cells, they operate at relatively high temperatures, typically 400°C to 1000°C, and have an electrical efficiency over 50% and combined heat and power efficiency over 80%. One way to improve cell performance is to use ...

电极压缩程度对钒液流电池性能的影响

王琼 [1], 屈治国 [1],
[1] 西安交通大学,西安,中国

引言 钒液流电池储能技术作为高效电化学储能技术之一,可应用于新能源储能,电网削峰填谷、调频调幅、应急电源等。钒液流电池储能技术具有独立的的额定功率和额定能量,高输出功率,低成本等特点[1]。 COMSOL Multiphysics® 的使用 本文采用分区建模,模型耦合的方式进行模拟。 结果 钒液流电池在组装过程中需要一定的组装压力以避免电解液的泄漏,同时可减小电极与集流板的接触电阻[2]。如图1所示,有研究表明有流道的集流板与石墨毡电极接触并挤压时,由于流道脊与流道的不均匀表面,会使石墨毡电极出现非均匀压缩现象[3]。图2为均匀模型(SU-5)与非均匀模型(SNI-5)电池压降与实验结果(Exp-5)在CR=55.67%的对比。结果显示考虑了石墨非均匀压缩导致的变形之后的模拟结果与实验结果相吻合。图3为非均匀模型与均匀模型在CR=41.83%情况下的对比图。如图所示 ...

Implementation of an Active Fluid Cooling Design in a 48 V High-Power Battery Module

Z. Wu [1], A. Stawarski [2], H. Kemper [2],
[1] Energy Storage Systems, FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany; RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
[2] Energy Storage Systems, FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany

Individual batteries have their own operational temperature ranges, which shall be respected to avoid both damaging of the cells and shortening of the cycle life. In terms of the Li-Ion cells, many of them do not function well at higher temperatures. Therefore, a better understanding of the thermal behavior of individual cells within a battery system, which can be achieved through simulation ...