Cost Effective Manufacturing and Morphological Stabilization of Nanostructured Cathodes for Commercial Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Email Page
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Performer:  Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Location:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Project Duration:  10/01/2014 – 03/31/2018 Award Number:  FE0023317
Technology Area:  Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Total Award Value:  $1,003,457
Key Technology:  Cell Technology DOE Share:  $800,000
Performer Share:  $203,457

Stabilizing Nanostructured Solid Oxide Fuel Cell<br/>Cathode with Atomic Layer Deposition
Stabilizing Nanostructured Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
Cathode with Atomic Layer Deposition

Project Description

The University of Pennsylvania, with team members University of South Carolina and FuelCell Energy (FCE), will address two critical problems with solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs)—manufacturability and stability—by developing simple, cost-effective processes for manufacturing nanostructured cathodes and unique methods to stabilize the nanostructured cathodes under typical SOFC operating conditions. Team members will conduct fundamental studies of cathode properties and detailed characterization of their structure. The newly-developed cathodes will then be incorporated into industrial-scale cells and their performance validated.

Project Benefits

The approaches developed by the project team will provide increased control over the microstructure of SOFC cathodes and increase their stability. This will increase performance and allow operation at lower temperatures. The practical and scalable synthesis methods developed for commercial-sized cells and stacks will aid in the commercialization of SOFC technology.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Patcharin Burke:
Technology Manager Shailesh Vora:
Principal Investigator Raymond Gorte: