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Title: Metrology for Fuel Cell Manufacturing

The project was divided into three subprojects. The first subproject is Fuel Cell Manufacturing Variability and Its Impact on Performance. The objective was to determine if flow field channel dimensional variability has an impact on fuel cell performance. The second subproject is Non-contact Sensor Evaluation for Bipolar Plate Manufacturing Process Control and Smart Assembly of Fuel Cell Stacks. The objective was to enable cost reduction in the manufacture of fuel cell plates by providing a rapid non-contact measurement system for in-line process control. The third subproject is Optical Scatterfield Metrology for Online Catalyst Coating Inspection of PEM Soft Goods. The objective was to evaluate the suitability of Optical Scatterfield Microscopy as a viable measurement tool for in situ process control of catalyst coatings.
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  1. National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Metrology for Fuel Cell Manufacturing
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Institution of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fuel Cell Technologies Office (EE-3F)
Country of Publication:
United States
08 HYDROGEN; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 42 ENGINEERING; fuel cell manufacturing metrology; non-contact; process control; scatterfield microscopy; PEM; flow field dimensional variability; measurement uncertainty; large aperture projection scatterometer