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Title: Investigating the opportunity to increase the economic and environmental potential of the integrated-planar solid oxide fuel cell through choice of cathode current collector
Author: Millar, Laura J.
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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The Rolls-Royce Integrated Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (IP-SOFC) features anode, electrolyte and cathode layers of 5-20 μm in thickness, connected in series by highly-conductive precious-metal based current collecting layers of ~10 μm thickness, which are screen-printed and sintered upon a porous substrate. Replacement of the palladium-based cathode current collector material is desirable for increasing the economic and environmental potential of the IP-SOFC system, due to low resource availability, high cost and environmental degradation caused by mining of platinum-group metals.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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