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Approaches To Mitigate Metal Catalyst Deactivation In Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (Sofc) Fuel Electrodes, Lawrence Adijanto Jan 2013

Approaches To Mitigate Metal Catalyst Deactivation In Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (Sofc) Fuel Electrodes, Lawrence Adijanto

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While Ni/YSZ cermets have been used successfully in SOFCs, they also have several limitations, thus motivating the use of highly conductive ceramics to replace the Ni components in SOFC anodes. Ceramic electrodes are promising for use in SOFC anodes because they are expected to be less susceptible to sintering and coking, be redox stable, and be more tolerant of impurities like sulfur. In this thesis, for catalytic studies, the infiltration procedure has been used to form composites which have greatly simplified the search for the best ceramics for anode applications.

In the development of ceramic fuel electrodes for SOFC ...