State-of-the-art thin film electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells

Manjula I. Nandasiri, Suntharampillai Thevuthasan

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Abstract

State-of-the-art solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are among the main candidates for clean energy technology due to their high efficiency, fuel flexibility, low air pollution, and minimal greenhouse gas emission. However, high operational temperature of SOFC is a greater challenge in commercialization of these devices for low cost and portable applications. High temperature operation of SOFC degrades its performance with aging, limits the selection of materials for fuel cell components, and increases the fabrication cost. Thus, there have been enormous efforts to improve the properties of existing materials and develop new materials for SOFC components in order to lower the operating temperature of SOFC. Recent advances in thin film technology have also been utilized to develop new materials with improved properties for SOFC. One of the key components in SOFC is the electrolyte and several research groups are working on developing new electrolyte materials. In this chapter, we will discuss the recent advances in thin film SOFC electrolytes. This extensive discussion includes the evolution of doped ceria, doped zirconia, and multilayer hetero-structured thin film electrolytes. The newly developed nanoscale thin films and multilayer hetero-structures with improved oxygen ionic conductivity will have significant impact on SOFC devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThin Film Structures in Energy Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages167-214
Number of pages48
ISBN (Print)9783319147741, 9783319147734
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)
Electrolytes
Thin films
Multilayers
High temperature operations
Cerium compounds
Ionic conductivity
Air pollution
Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases
Zirconia
Costs
Fuel cells
Aging of materials
Oxygen
Fabrication
Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Nandasiri, M. I., & Thevuthasan, S. (2015). State-of-the-art thin film electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells. In Thin Film Structures in Energy Applications (pp. 167-214). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14774-1_6

State-of-the-art thin film electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells. / Nandasiri, Manjula I.; Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai.

Thin Film Structures in Energy Applications. Springer International Publishing, 2015. p. 167-214.

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Nandasiri, MI & Thevuthasan, S 2015, State-of-the-art thin film electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells. in Thin Film Structures in Energy Applications. Springer International Publishing, pp. 167-214. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14774-1_6
Nandasiri MI, Thevuthasan S. State-of-the-art thin film electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells. In Thin Film Structures in Energy Applications. Springer International Publishing. 2015. p. 167-214 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14774-1_6
Nandasiri, Manjula I. ; Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai. / State-of-the-art thin film electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells. Thin Film Structures in Energy Applications. Springer International Publishing, 2015. pp. 167-214
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