Thesis Defense

Analysis of novel ionenes via X-ray and neutron scattering

Tue, 23 Aug 2016
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Thesis Defense
 
Eric Schibli
SFU Physics
 
Analysis of novel ionenes via X-ray and neutron scattering
 
Aug 23, 2016
 

Synopsis

This thesis narrates the analysis of a number of novel polybenzimidazole-based polymers via x-ray scattering, neutron scattering, and computer simulation. The materials have been created as part of an ongoing attempt to produce viable anion-exchange membranes for fuel cell application. Robust anion-exchange membranes with strong conductivity are necessary for the wide application of anion-exchange membrane fuel cells, which are a compelling alternative energy converter to the internal-combustion engine.