Solid Oxides

Sabit Horoz, Omer Sahin

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Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), which are still the topic of a strong research movement, offer great promise. In contrast with most additional types of fuel cells, SOFCs are solid state devices, requiring high operating temperature (800–1000°C). In this chapter, we will focus on describing the operating principles of SOFCs, their construction (electrolyte anode, cathode, and interconnect), and the main problems currently limiting their commercial success. Moreover, the laws of thermodynamics are the academic basis for several kinds of electrochemical galvanic cell. They are employed to explicate electrochemical and mechanical components of SOFCs. Furthermore, the boundaries and advantages of SOFCs related to energy, the situation, and maintainable progress are reviewed and limited prospective uses, by way of lasting impending movements for supportable advance, and the forthcoming of such strategies are argued in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Energy Systems
Subtitle of host publicationVolumes 1-5
ISBN (Electronic)9780128149256
ISBN (Print)9780128095973
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Applications and the laws of thermodynamics of SOFCs
  • Components
  • Electromotive force
  • Future of SOFCs
  • Gibbs free energy
  • Solid oxide fuel cells
  • Thermal and chemical expansion coefficient for SOFCs


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