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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 828070, 22 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/828070
Review Article

A Review of Metallic Bipolar Plates for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Materials and Fabrication Methods

1Alternative Energy Engineering Technology Program, Lambton College, 1457 London Road, Sarnia, ON, Canada N7S 6K4
2Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, 200 College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3E5

Received 20 March 2012; Accepted 13 June 2012

Academic Editor: Meilin Liu

Copyright © 2012 Shahram Karimi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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