International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.43, No.37, 17849-17856, 2018
High performance anode with dendritic porous structure for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells
A dendritic porous supported microstructure simultaneously creates small pore size and broad gas diffusion pathways in a solid oxide fuel cell anode membrane. This micro-structure also achieves pore sizes that reduce with increasing depth within the membrane without increasing the structure tortuosity. Such a microstructure supplies high triple phase boundary density, fast gas diffusion and low polarization resistance. Here we characterise the performance of a porous anode with such a dendritic microstructure. The solid oxide fuel cell with this high performance anode achieved 0.92 W cm(-2 )power density at 600 degrees C. Crown Copyright (C) 2018 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. All rights reserved.