CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Enhancement of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Cathode Electrochemical Performance Using Multi-Phase Interfaces

Performer: University of Wisconsin System

Project No: FE0009435

Project Description

This project will focus on advancing the fundamental understanding of how solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cathodes operate so performance can be improved. The work centers on the role of material interfaces in determining electrochemical performance. Advanced physical characterization tools will be employed in support of a coordinated approach consisting of ab-initio modeling and a unique electrochemical characterization technique called Non-Linear Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy. The results will be interpreted to determine the operating mechanisms and identify new material architectures enabling improved fuel cell performance.

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