Korean Institute of Surface Engineering

pISSN : 1225-8024 | eISSN : 3399-8403


한국표면공학회지 (55권3호 133-142)

Properties and coating technology of metallic bipolar plate for polymer electrolyte fuel cells

고분자전해질 연료전지용 금속분리판의 특성 및 코팅 기술

문성모a,b*, 이수연a,b, 권두영a,c
Sungmo Moona,b*, Suyeon Leea,b, Duyoung Kwona,c

a한국재료연구원 나노표면재료연구본부 · b과학기술연합대학원대학교 신소재공학과 · c부산대학교 재료공학부
aSurface Materials Division, Korea Institute of Materials Science, Republic of Korea bAdvanced Materials Engineering, Korea University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea cDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea

DOI : 10.5695/JSSE.2022.55.3.133


This paper reviews bipolar plate materials and coatings for polymer electrolyte fuel cell. First, six roles and 10 requirements of the bipolar plate are described in detail. Secondly, type of materials for the bipolar plate and their advantages and disadvantages are mentioned. Thirdly, different metallic materials are introduced in terms of electrical and thermal conductivities, corrosion resistance, weight, strength and cost. Finally, various types of coating materials and methods were briefly reviewed.


Fuel cell; PEFC; Bipolar plate; Coatings