Alternative materials for SOFCs, opportunities and limitations

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In this chapter, we highlight some critical aspects of materials for use in solid oxide fuel cells. In relation to oxide ion conducting electrolytes, we address topics including clustering of defects in zirconias and the resultant limitations on ionic conductivity. We also discuss the ionic conduction window for various electrolyte systems. The positive and negative attributes of different anode materials are considered, highlighting the opportunities for alternative materials to be utilised in certain parts of the SOFC system. Some suitable system concepts are presented and a strategy to optimise performance and durability in the same electrode structures is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid Oxide Fuels Cells
Subtitle of host publicationFacts and Figures: Past Present and Future Perspectivs for SOFC Technologies
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2013

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537


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