Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: From Electrolyte-Based to Electrolyte-Free Devices

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Bin Zhu, Rizwan Raza, Liangdong Fan, Chunwen Sun
John Wiley & Sons, May 4, 2020 - Technology & Engineering - 488 pages
Presents innovative approaches towards affordable, highly efficient, and reliable sustainable energy systems

Written by leading experts on the subject, this book provides not only a basic introduction and understanding of conventional fuel cell principle, but also an updated view of the most recent developments in this field. It focuses on the new energy conversion technologies based on both electrolyte and electrolyte-free fuel cells?from advanced novel ceria-based composite electrolyte low temperature solid oxide fuel cells to non-electrolyte fuel cells as advanced fuel-to-electricity conversion technology.

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: From Electrolyte-Based to Electrolyte-Free Devices is divided into three parts. Part I covers the latest developments of anode, electrolyte, and cathode materials as well as the SOFC technologies. Part II discusses the non-electrolyte or semiconductor-based membrane fuel cells. Part III focuses on engineering efforts on materials, technology, devices and stack developments, and looks at various applications and new opportunities of SOFC using both the electrolyte and non-electrolyte principles, including integrated fuel cell systems with electrolysis, solar energy, and more.

-Offers knowledge on how to realize highly efficient fuel cells with novel device structures
-Shows the opportunity to transform the future fuel cell markets and the possibility to commercialize fuel cells in an extended range of applications
-Presents a unique collection of contributions on the development of solid oxide fuel cells from electrolyte based to non-electrolyte-based technology
-Provides a more comprehensive understanding of the advances in fuel cells and bridges the knowledge from traditional SOFC to the new concept
-Allows readers to track the development from the conventional SOFC to the non-electrolyte or single-component fuel cell

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: From Electrolyte-Based to Electrolyte-Free Devices will serve as an important reference work to students, scientists, engineers, researchers, and technology developers in the fuel cell field.

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SolidState Electrolytes for SOFC
Cathodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
Design and Development of SOFC Stacks
Materials Technologies
Ceria Fluorite Electrolytes from Ionic to Mixed Electronic
Charge Transfer in Oxide Solid Fuel Cells
Natural Materialbased Composites
Charge Transfer Transportation and Simulation
Principles and Crosslink
Scaling Up Materials and Technology for SLFC
Planar SOFC Stack Design and Development
Energy System Integration and Future Perspectives

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Bin Zhu, PhD, moved from KTH, Sweden as a Chief Scientist (Professor Director) of Energy Storage Joint Research Center, Southeast University, China. He has published more than 300 scientifc papers in nano-composite ionic conductors and new semiconductor-ionic materials for advanced fuel cells.

Rizwan Raza, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics in COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan. He has published more than 100 scientific papers.

Liangdong Fan, PhD, is Lecturer in the College of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering at Shenzhen University, China. His interests focus on novel nanocomposite functional materials for fuel cells and electro-catalysis.

Chunwen Sun is a Professor at Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems (BINN), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). His research interests include energy storage and conversion, e.g., lithium/sodium-ion batteries, metal-air batteries, all-solid-state batteries, fuel cells and self-power systems.

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