Patent Number: 8,877,407

Title: Polymer electrolyte fuel cell and method for producing the same

Abstract: A polymer electrolyte fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly including an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte membrane, an anode-side separator having a fuel flow channel for supplying fuel, and a cathode-side separator having an oxidant flow channel for supplying oxidant. The anode includes an anode catalyst layer and an anode diffusion layer, and the cathode includes a cathode catalyst layer and a cathode diffusion layer. At least one of the fuel flow channel and the oxidant flow channel has a plurality of parallel linear portions. The anode catalyst layer or the cathode catalyst layer has a plurality of belt-like first regions facing the linear portions and at least one second region between the adjacent first regions. The amount of catalyst in the first regions per unit area is on average larger than the amount of catalyst in the at least one second region per unit area.

Inventors: Akiyama; Takashi (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Panasonic Corporation

International Classification: H01M 4/86 (20060101); H01M 8/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00