Special Issue "Advanced Materials and Technologies for Fuel Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2020).
Interests: electroceramics; SOFC; solid state chemistry; impedance spectroscopy; nanomaterials
Interests: Electrochemistry; Fuel Cells; Solid Oxide Cells; Batteries; Environmental electrochemistry; Hydrogen storage; Corrosion; Corrosion protection
Interests: solid state electrochemistry; impedance spectroscopy; SOFC/SOEC; processing; electroceramics
Interests: electroceramics; processing; structural characterization; SOFC; solid state chemistry; impedance spectroscopy
We are inviting submissions to the Special Issue of the Energies Journal on the subject area of “Advanced Materials and Technologies for Fuel Cells”.
Fuel cells are considered the preferable candidate for replacing conventional energy technologies, thanks to their tremendous potential for improving efficiency and reducing CO2/NOx emissions. The potential applications of fuel cells systems range from transport to stationary power generation, and extend to renewable energy storage when they are used in reverse mode as electrolyzers. High-temperature fuel cells are also well suited for carbon capture and utilization (MCFC) and for power to gas processes involving the co-electrolysis of CO2 and H2O (SOFC–SOEC). Among low-temperature fuel cells, microbial cells are an excellent example of bio-compatible energy systems, and are a challenge for the near future.
Further advancements in fuel cell technology are strongly dependent on the improvement of materials properties. The improvement of the catalytic activity in both anodic and cathodic materials is the key factor enabling the use of different types of fuel (gas or liquid, hydrogen or hydrocarbons), as well as the extension of the SOFC lifetime, by lowering of the operative temperature. For advanced PEM, platinum-group-metal-free and/or nanostructured electrodes are highly recommended for use as biofuels and biogas.
This Special Issue welcomes contributions focused on experimental techniques and computational theories that can provide fundamental insights into the development of new electrode, electrolyte, interconnects, and sealing materials, as well as on the technological improvements ensured by the use of fuel cells.
Prof. Massimo Viviani
Prof. Antonio Barbucci
Prof. Maria Paola Carpanese
Prof. Sabrina Presto
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- High conductivity electrolyte materials
- Innovative architectures
- Nano-structured electrodes
- Platinum-group-metal-free electrodes
- Interconnects and sealing
- Internal fuel processing
- Balance of Plant (BOP) components
- Modelling at the cell-stack-plant level
- Life cycle and thermoeconomic analysis.