CCS and Power Systems
Advanced Energy Systems - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Surface-Modified Electrodes: Enhancing Performance Guided by In-Situ Spectroscopy and Microscopy
Performer: Leland Stanford Junior University
Project No: FE0009620
Program Background and Project Benefits
This project focuses on improving cathode activity by directly modifying the chemistry and structure of the nanoscale oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) active surface sites. Improved cell/stack life and performance will reduce operating cost and increase efficiency, resulting in reduction in the cost of electricity and reduction of CO2 emissions from the entire platform. Specifically, this project will identify the characteristics of active ORR sites that display high electrochemical activity, use this knowledge to engineer electrode surfaces, and optimize and validate the modification strategies.