Abstract

Fuel cells offer attractive solutions in energy converters. Some fuel cells have been used in large scale vehicles, eg, buses, and others are expected to penetrate a variety of markets. Such fuel cells also benefit small-size, low-power demands, such as wireless MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems), including remote sensors, wearable electronics, and environmental monitoring. This chapter introduces miniaturized fuel cells for wireless MEMS, analyzes their technologies, compares their performance parameters, and discusses a specific device, namely the supercapacitor, to utilize miniaturized fuel cell technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWireless MEMS Networks and Applications
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages35-51
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780081004500
ISBN (Print)9780081004494
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Biofuel cells
  • Fuel cells
  • Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Microbial fuel cells (MFC)
  • Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
  • Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Ren, H., & Chae, J. (2017). Fuel cells technologies for wireless MEMS. In Wireless MEMS Networks and Applications (pp. 35-51). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100449-4.00002-6