Microstructural engineering of SOFC and SOEC electrode interfaces

J. T S Irvine*

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The most important electrochemical reactions in a solid oxide fuel cell or electrolyser take place within a few microns of the electrolyte interface Here we compare and contrast two new ways to design and control this interface. The first is impregnation of precursor solutions to form nanoscale electrocatalysts in situ and the second is exolution of buried catalysts as nano-scale particles.The evolution of nanostructure under operating conditions is described and promising electrochemical performance data presented in both SOFC and SOEC modes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1297-1305
Number of pages9
JournalECS Transactions
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


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