Paper-based membraneless hydrogen peroxide fuel cell prepared by micro-fabrication

Seyyed Mohsen Mousavi Ehteshami*, Mohsen Asadnia, Swee Ngin Tan, Siew Hwa Chan

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Abstract

A paper-based membraneless single-compartment hydrogen peroxide power source prepared by micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology is reported. The cell utilizes hydrogen peroxide as both fuel and oxidant in a low volume cell fabricated on paper. The fabrication method used is a simple method where precise, small-sized patterns are produced which include the hydrophilic paper bounded by hydrophobic resin. Open circuit potentials of 0.61 V and 0.32 V are achieved for the cells fabricated with Prussian Blue as the cathode and aluminium/nickel as the anode materials, respectively. The power produced by the cells is 0.81 mW cm-2 at 0.26 V and 0.38 mW cm-2 at 0.14 V, respectively, even after the cell is bent or distorted. Such a fuel cell provides an easily fabricated, environmentally friendly, flexible and cost saving power source. The cell may be integrated within a self-sustained diagnostic system to provide the on-demand power for future bio-sensing applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-395
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Volume301
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • hydrogen peroxide
  • Membraneless paper-based fuel cell
  • Micro-fabrication

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