To investigate the topological features of proton transport in perfluorosulfonic membranes, we performed time-dependent 1H NMR pulsed gradient spin-echo experiments on four samples of Nafion- 115 with λ=0.5, 3.2, 5.8, and 12.4 water molecules per sulfonic group at different temperatures ranging from 278 to 348 K.Asubdiffusive behavior of water,<z2>=2DRtR with 0.75<R<1, was observed above 320K for each of the four samples. The onset of water subdiffusion with increasing temperature, basically independent of membrane hydration, supports the hypothesis of a drop in dimensionality for the diffusion space. Diffusion-diffraction effects on the NMR echo-signal attenuation confirm that proton displacement is restricted because of an interconnected pore structure with a coherence length of ∼1 μm, which depends on temperature and water content.

Evidence of Temperature-Induced Subdiffusion of Water on the Micrometer Scale in a Nafion Membrane

CASIERI RUSSO, Cinzia;MONACO, ANNALISA;
2010-01-01

Abstract

To investigate the topological features of proton transport in perfluorosulfonic membranes, we performed time-dependent 1H NMR pulsed gradient spin-echo experiments on four samples of Nafion- 115 with λ=0.5, 3.2, 5.8, and 12.4 water molecules per sulfonic group at different temperatures ranging from 278 to 348 K.Asubdiffusive behavior of water,=2DRtR with 0.75
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