Materials for High-temperature Fuel Cells

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  • Copyright: 8/5/2013
  • Publisher: Vch Pub
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There are a large number of books available on fuel cells; however, the majority are on specific types of fuel cells such as solid oxide fuel cells, proton exchange membrane fuel cells, or on specific technical aspects of fuel cells, e.g., the system or stack engineering. Thus, there is a need for a book focused on materials requirements in fuel cells. Key Materials in High-Temperature Fuel Cells is a concise source of the most important and key materials and catalysts in high-temperature fuel cells with emphasis on the most important solid oxide fuel cells. A related book will cover key materials in low-temperature fuel cells. The two books form part of the ?Materials for Sustainable Energy & Development? series. Key Materials in High-Temperature Fuel Cells brings together world leaders and experts in this field and provides a lucid description of the materials assessment of fuel cell technologies. With an emphasis on the technical development and applications of key materials in high-temperature fuel cells, this text covers fundamental principles, advancement, challenges, and important current research themes. Topics covered include: advanced anodes for hydrogen and hydrocarbon fuels; oxide ion conducting materials for electrolytes; metallic interconnect materials of solid oxide fuel cells; materials and design for micro-SOFCs; advanced cathodes of solid oxide fuel cells; materials and processing for metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells; degradation and poisoning issues of electrode materials of solid oxide fuel cells, status and challenges in molten carbonate fuel cells; and key materials in direct carbon and phosphoric acid fuel cells This book is an essential reference source for researchers, engineers and technicians in academia, research institutes and industry working in the fields of fuel cells, energy materials, electrochemistry and materials science and engineering.

Author Biography

Professor San Ping Jiang is a professor at the Curtin Centre for Advanced Energy Science and Engineering, Curtin University, Australia and Adjunct Professor of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. He also holds Visiting/Guest Professorships at Wuhan University of Technology, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Sichung University, and Shandong University. Dr. Jiang has broad experience in both academia and industry, having held positions at Nanyang Technological University, the CSIRO Manufacturing Science and Technology Division in Australia, and Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd (CFCL). His research interests encompass solid oxide fuel cells, proton exchange and direct methanol fuel cells, and direct alcohol fuel cells. With an h-index of 32, Jiang has published over 180 journal papers, which have acrrued ~3500 citations. In 2007 two papers were ranked in the top 1% in Chemistry and Engineering (Web of Sciences Essential Science Indicators).

Professor Yushan Yan has been a professor at the University of California, Riverside since 1998. Prior to that he worked for AlliedSignal Inc. as a Senior Staff Engineer and Project Manager. His research focuses on zeolite thin films for semiconductors and aerospace applications and new materials for cheaper and durable fuel cells. He is co-Founder and Director of the start-up companies Full Cycle Energy and Zeolite Materials Solutions (ZSM). To-date Yan has published ca. 100 journal articles which have attracted an average of 33 citations per paper.

Table of Contents

Advanced anodes of solid oxide fuel cells
Advanced cathodes of solid oxide fuel cells
Oxide ion conducting materials for electrolytes
Metallic interconnect materials of solid oxide fuel cells
Degradation behavior and contaminant-tolerant electrodes of solid oxide fuel cells
Materials and Design for micro-SOFCs
Materials and processing for metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells
Sealant materials of solid oxide fuel cells
Key materials in phosphoric acid fuel cells
Key materials in molten carbonate fuel cells
Key materials in direct carbon fuel cells

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