Borohydride fuel cell has been constructed using multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) as anode and air cell as cathode having an anionic exchange membrane.separating the anode and cathode The fuel cell produced a voltage of 0.95 V and a current density of greater than 40 mW/cm2 at room temperature in a 10% sodium borohydride in 4 M sodium hydroxide medium. Another borohydride fuel cell under identical conditions using carbon as anode produced a cell voltage of 0.90 V and power density of about 20 mW/cm2.The improved performance of the MWCNT is attributed to the higher effective surface area of the nanotubes and catalysis of carbon nanotubes. (Refer to PDF file for exact formulas).

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RIT community members may access full-text via RIT Libraries licensed databases: http://library.rit.edu/databases/ The authors with to thank Dr. K.S. Narasimhan (Hoegannes Corporation) for help with SEM and Dr. V. Gupta for XRD recordings.ISSN:0378-7753 Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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