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Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128174456, 9780128174463

Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

1st Edition

Electrolytes, Electrodes and Interconnects

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Editor: Gurbinder Kaur
Paperback ISBN: 9780128174456
eBook ISBN: 9780128174463
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 22nd November 2019
Page Count: 516
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Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Electrolytes, Electrodes and Interconnects introduces the fundamental principles of intermediate solid oxide fuel cells technology. It provides the reader with a broad understanding and practical knowledge of the electrodes, pyrochlore/perovskite/oxide electrolytes and interconnects which form the backbone of the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) unit. Opening with an introduction to the thermodynamics, physiochemical and electrochemical behavior of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC), the book also discusses specific materials, including low temperature brownmillerites and aurivillius electrolytes, as well as pyrochlore interconnects.

This book analyzes the basic concepts, providing cutting-edge information for both researchers and students. It is a complete reference for Intermediate Solid Oxide Fuel Cells technology that will be a vital resource for those working in materials science, fuel cells and solid state chemistry.

Key Features

  • Provides a single source of information on glass, electrolytes, interconnects, vanadates, pyrochlores and perovskite SOFC
  • Includes illustrations that provide a clear visual explanation of concepts being discussed
  • Progresses from a discussion of basic concepts that will enable readers to easily comprehend the subject matter


Researchers, engineers, academics, physicists, chemists, and lecturers working in the fields of materials science and energy

Table of Contents

1. Understanding intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells
2. Thermodynamics, polarizations, and intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell performance
3. Brownmillerite and Aurivillius electrolytes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell
4. Proton-conducting electrolyte materials
5. Enhancing the ionic conductivity in the ceria-based electrolytes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells
6. Cermets as anode materials
7. Progress in perovskite anodes for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells
8. Cathode materials for proton conducting solid oxide fuel cells
9. Perovskite and layered oxide materials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells
10. Misfit-layered Ca-cobaltite-


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About the Editor

Gurbinder Kaur

Dr. Gurbinder Kaur holds her BSc (Hons. Physics) and MSc (Hons. Physics) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She moved to Thapar University, Patiala, to pursue her research work in the field of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and received her doctorate in 2012. Her PhD dissertation was based on “Investigations on interfacial interaction glass sealants with electrolytes and interconnect for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC).” She has four other books on “Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Components: Interfacial compatibility of SOFC glass seals” (Springer, New York), “Bioactive glasses: Potential biomaterials for future therapy” (Springer, Germany), “Clinical applications of biomaterials: State-of-the-art progress, trends and novel approaches” (Springer, New York), and “Modern Physics” by McGraw-Hill Pvt. Ltd. She has also carried out research in the field of Biomedical Engineering and Bioglasses. She is a recipient of fellowship under the RFSMS scheme of University Grants Commission (UGC). She has also received fellowship under Women Scientists Scheme, DST, New Delhi from 2010 to 2012. After completing her Doctorate, she moved to Virginia Tech, United States to work as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Gary Pickrell. She is a recipient of Postdoc Scholarship from UGC, New Delhi, for pursuing her research work in the field of bioglasses. She works on a variety of different materials and applications including high-temperature energy materials, bioactive materials, and optical materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Physics and Materials Science, Thapar University, Patiala, India

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