Bipolar Plate Materials

Tabbi Wilberforce, James Thompson, Abdul Ghani Olabi

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This investigation reviewed state of the art materials ideal for the manufacturing of PEM fuel cell bipolar plates. The bipolar plate being one of the major components in the fuel cell contributes significantly to the overall performance of the cell. Most bipolar plates in the past were made up of graphite until recently when the need for other materials came to fusion. Metals and composite materials are currently commonly used material for fuel cell bipolar plates. The work discuss thoroughly progress made in the application of these materials in fuel cells and their future direction in terms of weight reduction, cost, corrosion resistance and interfacial contact resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Smart Materials
Subtitle of host publicationEnergy Storage Materials and Energy Harvesting
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128157336
ISBN (Print)9780128157329
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Bipolar plate
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Fuel cells
  • Interfacial contact resistance
  • Materials


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