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Title: Protonic ceramic electrochemical cells for hydrogen production and electricity generation: exceptional reversibility, stability, and demonstrated faradaic efficiency

Abstract

We demonstrate excellent performance and durability at intermediate temperatures (500–650 °C) upon reversible operation of an electrochemical cell incorporating a proton-permeable, high-activity mixed conducting oxide as the air electrode, a highly proton-conductive and chemically stable perovskite oxide as the electrolyte, and a composite of Ni and the electrolyte as the fuel electrode.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Materials Science and Engineering; Northwestern University; Evanston; USA; Department of Mechanical Engineering
  2. Materials Science and Engineering; Northwestern University; Evanston; USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
United Technologies Corporation, Farmington, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1613625
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000498
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Energy & Environmental Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1754-5692
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Chemistry; Energy & Fuels; Engineering; Environmental Sciences & Ecology

Citation Formats

Choi, Sihyuk, Davenport, Timothy C., and Haile, Sossina M. Protonic ceramic electrochemical cells for hydrogen production and electricity generation: exceptional reversibility, stability, and demonstrated faradaic efficiency. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1039/c8ee02865f.
Choi, Sihyuk, Davenport, Timothy C., & Haile, Sossina M. Protonic ceramic electrochemical cells for hydrogen production and electricity generation: exceptional reversibility, stability, and demonstrated faradaic efficiency. United States. doi:10.1039/c8ee02865f.
Choi, Sihyuk, Davenport, Timothy C., and Haile, Sossina M. Tue . "Protonic ceramic electrochemical cells for hydrogen production and electricity generation: exceptional reversibility, stability, and demonstrated faradaic efficiency". United States. doi:10.1039/c8ee02865f.
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abstractNote = {We demonstrate excellent performance and durability at intermediate temperatures (500–650 °C) upon reversible operation of an electrochemical cell incorporating a proton-permeable, high-activity mixed conducting oxide as the air electrode, a highly proton-conductive and chemically stable perovskite oxide as the electrolyte, and a composite of Ni and the electrolyte as the fuel electrode.},
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journal = {Energy & Environmental Science},
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