CCS and Power Systems
Advanced Energy Systems - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Research and Development
Performer: Argonne National Laboratory
Project No: FWP-49071
ANL will expose model cathode thin films to synchrotron X-rays to better understand the role of cathode surface chemistry, crystallography, and electronic structure. Researchers will examine the dynamic structural and chemical changes that occur at the cathode side of a fuel cell under conditions that simulate actual operating conditions. The studies being performed in this project provide the needed understanding of in situ-ex situ correlations. The results also enable the development of molecular-level models for stimulating the rational design and development of high-performance cathode materials.