Special Issue "Proton Conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: transport properties of ionic systems; dynamics of interface processes; electrochemical generation of energy; optimization of electrolyte and electrode materials; chemical solution deposition of solid-oxide films; study of regularities and correlations in microstructure and transport properties of film solid-oxide electrolytes
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) are efficient energy conversion devices that convert the chemical energy of a fuel into electricity via electrochemical reactions. Most of the challenges hindering SOFC commercialization arise from their high operating temperature (above 750 °C). At present, the reduction in operating temperatures to an intermediate temperature (IT) range (400–700 °C) is the main task for SOFC development. Consequently, proton-conducting oxides have attracted widespread interest as electrolyte materials, alternative to traditional oxygen ion conductors, for use in IT-SOFCs, due to their low activation energy and sufficiently high ionic conductivity.
In the few last decades, many efforts have been made to investigate electrolyte and electrode materials for proton-conducting SOFCs. Great research efforts have been focused on the fabrication and study of the electrochemical performance of proton-conducting SOFCs with different configurations (electrode-, electrolyte-, or metal-supported cells). Despite the impressive progress that has been achieved, significant challenges remain, especially with respect to minimizing the material interaction, the reduction in polarization losses, and the increase in cell durability, among others.
The Special Issue of Applied Sciences “Proton Conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cells” aims to cover recent advances and new trends in the development of materials for different cell components and their processing and performance, the design, fabrication and testing of cells, cell performance modeling, and related activities in the field of the proton-conducting SOFCs.
Dr. Liliya Dunyushkina
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- proton-conducting SOFC
- proton-conducting electrolyte
- IT-SOFC electrodes
- IT-SOFC performance
- proton-conducting SOFC design