Title

Current Status of Fabrication of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Emission-Free Energy Conversion

Abstract

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are promising energy conversion devices due to their environment friendly operation with relatively high efficiencies (>60 %). High power densities and stability upon interruption of fuel supply are required to realize the applications of the SOFC technology. The two main approaches for SOFC fabrication, namely; co-sintering of powders and infiltration of catalytically active components into porous scaffolds are described. It is stressed that the fabrication technique determines the performance of the SOFCs. Co-sintering of powders allow achieving high power densities while infiltration technique yields SOFC that show no performance degradation upon fuel interruption.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Catalytically active components; Co-sintering of powders; Degradation; Electrochemical performance; Energy conversion; Fabrication techniques; Fuel interruption; Infiltration; Porous scaffolds; Power density; Solid oxide fuel cells

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781461475880; 9781461475873

Document Type

Book - Chapter

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 Springer New York, All rights reserved.


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