CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Fundamental Investigators and Rational Design of Durable, High-Performance Cathode Materials

Performer: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Project No: FE0009652

Program Background and Project Benefits

This project focuses on characterizing the degradation mechanism of lanthanum strontium cobalt ferrite (LSCF) cathodes under realistic operating conditions (ROC), aiming to establish the scientific basis for the design of new materials and electrode structures to mitigate stability issues. 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 characterize and correlate the microstructure, morphology, and chemistry behavior of LSCF cathodes with their electrochemical behavior under ROC and suggest new cathode materials through modeling and simulation.

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