Special Issue “Electrode-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) with Film Protonic Electrolyte”

Liliya Dunyushkina, DSc(Chemistry), leading researcher of the Laboratory of Electrochemical Material Science was invited as a guest editor of Special Issue “Electrode-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) with Film Protonic Electrolyte” (MPDI Journal Applied Sciences (Q2 WOS).

Liliya specializes in the study of transport properties of ionic systems; dynamics of interface processes; electrochemical generation of energy; optimization of electrolyte and electrode materials; chemical solution deposition of solid-oxide films; study of regularities and correlations in microstructure and transport properties of film solid-oxide electrolytes.

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are efficient energy conversion devices that convert the chemical energy of a fuel into electricity via electrochemical reactions. At present, reduction of operating temperatures to intermediate temperature (IT) range (400–700 °C) is the main task for SOFC development. Now, proton-conducting oxides have attracted widespread interest as electrolyte materials, for use in IT-SOFCs due to their low activation energy and sufficiently high ionic conductivity. Further reduction of SOFC operating temperature is achievable by minimizing the electrolyte thickness and therewith related ohmic losses. In recent decades, great research efforts have been focused on the development of fabrication and electrochemical performance of Film_Protonic_Electrolyte_SOFC. However, significant challenges remain before us, such as with respect to minimizing the material interaction, reduction of polarization losses.

This Special Issue aims to cover recent advances and new trends in the development of materials for different cell components and their processing and performance; cell performance modeling, and so on.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

For detailed information visit https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/Film_Protonic_Electrolyte_SOFC.