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Lower SOFC operation temperatures by smoothing grain boundaries

By Lisa McDonald / January 11, 2019

Solid oxide electrochemical cells offer a sustainable alternative to current fossil energy combustion technologies, if scientists can get them to operate well at lower temperatures. New research offers a step toward this goal.

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Materials advances broaden prospects for ceramics in future fuel cells

By April Gocha / March 2, 2018

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a high-efficiency protonic ceramic fuel cell that operates at mid-range temperatures; and researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are harnessing the power of computation to identify better materials for solid oxide fuel cells.

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ICACC 2018—Never a dull moment between sessions, networking, and government shutdown

By Eileen De Guire / January 26, 2018

ICACC organizers worked around havoc created by the federal shutdown to deliver a conference with excellent technical content, networking, and an expo.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 27, 2016

Rivet graphene proves its mettle, new milestone in printed photovoltaics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 27, 2016.

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Quantum materials help design longer lasting solid oxide fuel cells

By April Gocha / June 9, 2016

Researchers at Harvard University have devised a different way to generate longer lasting fuel cells, this time using quantum materials.

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Visualizing atoms at grain boundaries: Atom probe tomography gets into oxides

By April Gocha / May 2, 2016

Researchers at Colorado School of Mines and the University of Florida are well on their way to solving grain boundaries’ secrets—the team recently achieved unprecedented atom-by-atom visualization of the chemical composition of grain boundaries.

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Redesigned micro solid oxide fuel cell may provide more power, less charging, to small consumer electronics

By April Gocha / March 22, 2016

Researchers at Pohang University of Science & Technology have developed a micro-sized solid oxide fuel cell that incorporates a much more robust support—porous stainless steel, which significantly improves the cell’s thermal and mechanical stability.

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Developing chromium capture technology prevents poisoning of solid oxide fuel cells

By April Gocha / February 2, 2016

Researchers at the University of Connecticut are working on a solution to fuel cell degradation by developing a capture technique that can grab chromium within a fuel cell, preventing it from reaching and poisoning the cell’s cathode.

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Jülich ceramic fuel cell sets world record with 70,000 hours of continuous service

By April Gocha / December 9, 2015

Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich research center in Germany have set a world record for the longest continually-running solid oxide fuel cell, a major achievement for fuel cells everywhere.

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Schott’s multitalented glass is indispensable for energy technologies

By Thomas H. Loewe / September 9, 2015

Even though glass is usually not directly visible when used in energy technology, it is indispensable—and it holds immense potential for the energy landscape of the future.

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